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The metabolism of T3 by isolated rat hepatocytes was analyzed by Sephadex LH-20 chromatography, HPLC, and RIA for T3 sulfate (T3S) and 3,3'-diiodothyronine (3,3'-T2). Type I iodothyronine deiodinase activity was inhibited with propylthiouracil (PTU), and phenol sulfotransferase activity by SO4(2-) depletion or with competitive substrates or inhibitors.(More)
In contrast to the glucuronide conjugate, T3 sulfate (T3S) undergoes rapid deiodinative degradation in the liver and accumulates in rats and rat hepatocyte cultures if type I iodothyronine deiodinase activity is inhibited. We here report the RIA of plasma T3S in rats treated with the antithyroid drugs propylthiouracil (PTU) or methimazole (MMI), of which(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a serious complication that, in contrast to classic TTP, is generally not responsive to therapeutic plasma exchange. We describe the remission of TTP after autologous BMT by administration of cyclosporin in four patients, either after failure of plasmapheresis (two(More)
The sulfate conjugate 3, [3'-125I] diiodothyroacetic acid (3,3'-TA2S) was discovered in plasma, and occasionally in bile, of 6-propyl-2-thiouracil-treated rats after administration of [125I]T3. The identification of this T3 metabolite was based on the following evidence: 1) the compound co-eluted in two different HPLC systems with synthetic 3,3'-TA2S; 2)(More)
Reverse triiodothyronine (rT3) is metabolized predominantly by outer ring deiodination to 3,3'-diiodothyronine (3,3'-T2) in the liver. Metabolism of rT3 and 3,3'-T2 by isolated rat hepatocytes was analyzed by Sephadex LH-20 chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and radioimmunoassay, with closely agreeing results. Deiodinase activity was(More)
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