A radioimmunoassay of rat type I iodothyronine 5'-monodeiodinase.

A highly sensitive, specific, and reproducible RIA has been developed to measure rat type I iodothyronine 5'-monodeiodinase (5'-MD). A 16-amino acid peptide (LAP-744) corresponding to a portion of the carboxy-terminal region of the rat liver 5'-MD, as predicted from its cDNA, was synthesized, and rabbits were immunized with the peptide-BSA conjugate. In a… (More)