Evolutionary divergence of thyrotropin receptor structure.

The availability of 18 thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) sequences, including two recent entries for primates and seven from fish, have allowed us to investigate diversification of residues or domains during evolution. We used a likelihood ratio test for evolutionary rate shifts [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 98 (2001) 14512] using LH/CGR sequences as an out-group. At… (More)