Nuclear Receptors for Thyroid Hormone

  • L. J. DeGroot
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)

Abstract

The concept that thyroxine (T4) or triiodothyronine (T3) might act by modification of nuclear RNA synthesis was advanced by Tata in the early 1960’s (Tata, Ernster, and Suranyi, 1962). He reported that T4 induced new RNA and protein synthesis, and indicated later that the earliest observable effect was on the function of nuclear magnesium-dependent polymerase involved in ribosomal RNA synthesis (Tata and Widnell, 1966). An effect was observed 12 hours after administration of hormone to hypothyroid rats. In 1966, Cohen reported that T4 treatment augmented template function of tadpole liver chromatin (Kim and Cohen, 1966), and Tabachnick reported binding of thyroid hormone to histone from calf thymus nuclei (Tabachnick and Giorgio, 1966).

Keywords

Thyroid Hormone Nuclear Receptor Nuclear Binding Liver Nucleus Thyroid Hormone Action 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. DeGroot
    • 1
  1. 1.Thyroid Study Unit, Dept. of MedicineUniversity of Chicago, Pritzker School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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