Georg Hennemann

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Although it was originally believed that thyroid hormones enter target cells by passive diffusion, it is now clear that cellular uptake is effected by carrier-mediated processes. Two stereospecific binding sites for each T4 and T3 have been detected in cell membranes and on intact cells from humans and other species. The apparent Michaelis-Menten values of(More)
2 people from different families had high levels of serum-thyroxine (T4) and a high free T4 (FT4) index but a normal serum triiodothyronine (T3) and serum-reverse-T3 (rT3). The abnormal serum thyroid hormone profile appeared to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Serum-FT4 in affected relatives was normal. The increases in serum-T4 and FT4 index(More)
Studies in hypothyroid rats show that, when infused with a combination of thyroxine (T4) plus triiodothyronine (T3) to normalize thyrotropin (TSH), euthyroidism in all organs is only ensured when T(4) and T(3) are administered in a ratio as normally secreted by the rat thyroid. As substitution with T(4)-only results in an abnormal serum T(4)/T(3) ratio, it(More)
Three methods for estimating free thyroxine (FT4) in serum were studied: equilibrium dialysis, the SPAC-ET FT4 radioimmunoassay kit, and the Amerlite MAB FT4 luminometric assay. Serum samples from 10 subjects with above-normal thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG), 6 with low TBG, 30 with familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia (FDH), 13 with nonesterified(More)
Cellular and nuclear uptake of [125I]tri-iodothyronine (T3) and [125I]triiodothyroacetic acid (Triac) were compared in cardiomyocytes of 2-3 day old rats, and the effect of thyroid hormone analogs on cellular T(3) uptake was measured. Cells (5-10 x 10(5) per well) were cultured in DMEM-M199 with 5% horse serum and 5% FCS. Incubations were performed for from(More)
The effect of treatment of thyrotoxicosis with drugs, radioactive iodine, or surgery in different age groups is reviewed. In Graves' disease and toxic multinodular goitre the remission rate is about 40-50% after antithyroid drugs, but these drugs have little effect in toxic adenoma. Hypothyroidism developed in 35-49% of patients who had had thyroidectomy,(More)
Two patients, a boy of 8 and a women of 60 years of age, had higher than normal levels of serum total thyroxine (T4), free T4, (FT4), FT4 index, and reverse triiodothyronine, but normal serum triiodothyronine (T3) levels. The pituitary-thyroid axis could be normally stimulated by thyrotropin-releasing hormone, suggesting euthyroidism at the pituitary level.(More)
By using a highly specific radioimmunoassay the formation of tri-iodothyronine by the deiodination of thyroxine was studied in rat liver homogenate. Several observations suggest that the reaction observed is enzymic in nature. Pre-heating the homogenate for 30 min at 56 degrees C completely abolished conversion of thyroxine into tri-iodothyronine; the(More)