Expression of Thyroid Hormone Receptor-α in the Growth and Development of the Sea Bream (Sparus Aurata)

  • Lynda Llewellyn
  • Vimi P. Ramsurn
  • Trevor Wigham
  • Deborah M. Power
  • Glen E. Sweeney
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Abstract

Thyroid hormones (THs) play a number of roles in vertebrate organisms. In mammals, in addition to influencing basic metabolic rate, THs affect prenatal and post-natal development, with transgenic mice lacking the thyroid hormone receptor (TR)-α dying within a few weeks of birth, apparently due to an inability to complete some of the maturation processes required for survival in the post-weaning period (Fraichard et al., 1997). Additionally, TH deficiency during differentiation causes a number of abnormalities including neurological and skeletal defects.

Keywords

Basic Metabolic Rate Thyroid Hormone Receptor Skeletal Defect Salmon Smoltification High Amino Acid Identity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynda Llewellyn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vimi P. Ramsurn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Trevor Wigham
    • 2
  • Deborah M. Power
    • 3
  • Glen E. Sweeney
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Molecular and Medical BiosciencesUniversity of WalesCardiffUK
  2. 2.School of Pure and Applied BiologyUniversity of WalesCardiffUK
  3. 3.Unidade de Ciencias e Tecnologias AgrariasUniversidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal

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