Chordate Metamorphosis: Ancient Control by Iodothyronines

@article{Denver2008ChordateMA,
  title={Chordate Metamorphosis: Ancient Control by Iodothyronines},
  author={R. Denver},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={R567-R569}
}
  • R. Denver
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
A new study shows that iodothyronines induce metamorphosis in the cephalochordate amphioxus by binding to a receptor homologous to vertebrate thyroid hormone receptors. Iodothyronine-induced metamorphosis may be an ancestral feature of the chordates. 
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