Iodine Metabolism of the Thyroid Gland*


Because of the similarity in structure between diiodotyrosine and thyroxine, Harington and Barger (1) suggested that the former is the precursor of thyroxine in the thyroid gland. The formation of thyroxine from diiodotyrosine has been demonstrated lately in vitro (2, 3). Recent data (4, 5) obtained with radioiodine used without carrier indicate the rates… (More)


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