Enhanced iodination of thyroglobulin facilitates processing and presentation of a cryptic pathogenic peptide.

Increased iodine intake has been associated with the development of experimental autoimmune thyroiditis (EAT), but the biological basis for this association remains poorly understood. One hypothesis has been that enhanced incorporation of iodine in thyroglobulin (Tg) promotes the generation of pathogenic T cell determinants. In this study we sought to test… (More)