Effects of waterborne cadmium on thyroid hormone levels and related gene expression in Chinese rare minnow larvae.

@article{Li2014EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of waterborne cadmium on thyroid hormone levels and related gene expression in Chinese rare minnow larvae.},
  author={Zhi-Hua Li and Lu Chen and Yan-hua Wu and P Li and Yun-Feng Li and Zhaohui Ni},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP},
  year={2014},
  volume={161},
  pages={53-7}
}
Cadmium is a heavy metal abundant in the environment that can induce endocrine disorder and toxicity in aquatic organisms at low levels. However, its effects on the thyroid system in fish are still unclear. In this study, the thyroid hormone (TH) levels and the expression profiles of genes related to hypothalamic- pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, including corticotropin-releasing hormone (crh), thyroid stimulating hormone beta (tshβ), solute carrier family 5 (sodium iodide symporter) member 5… CONTINUE READING