Apostolus G Vagenakis

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The etiology of the prompt decline in serum T(3) in patients with nonthyroidal illness syndrome has not been adequately explained. It has been attributed to various parameters, including test artifacts, inhibitors of T(4) and T(3) binding to proteins, decreased 5'-deiodinase activity, and circulating cytokines. Currently, much attention is centered on the(More)
The administration of iodide to pregnant and nursing rats induces hypothyroidism in the term fetus and neonatal rat through age 10 days as indicated by an increase in the serum concentration of thyroid-stimulating hormone and a decrease in the serum of thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Thyroid function returned to normal from age 18 through 60 days in spite(More)
In order to determine whether T4, TSH, or both affect hypothalamic TRH content, primary or secondary hypothyroidism was induced in the rat by thyroidectomy (Tx) or hypophysectomy (Hx), respectively. Two weeks later, rats were treated with T4, TSH, or both for 14--16 days. Tx or Hx significantly decreased hypothalamic TRH content, and T4 treatment restored(More)
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