Cytokine actions on the thyroid gland.

  title={Cytokine actions on the thyroid gland.},
  author={A Se K Rasmussen},
  journal={Danish medical bulletin},
  volume={47 2},
Cytokines are integral components of the complex intercellular communication required to mount and control an immune response. The purpose of this review is to describe the influence of the most important cytokines on the thyroid gland in animal models and in humans and on isolated thyroid cells. We have used an in vitro system of monolayer cultures of human paraadenomatous thyroid cells for the study of the phenomenological actions of cytokines on the function of the thyrocytes. A biphasic… CONTINUE READING
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