Iodine in animal nutrition and Iodine transfer from feed into food of animal origin

  title={Iodine in animal nutrition and Iodine transfer from feed into food of animal origin},
  author={Gerhard Flachowsky},
Iodine is an essential trace element for humans and animals. More than 95 % of total iodine is accumulated in the thyroid gland. The only known roles of iodine in metabolism are its incorporation into the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), and into the precursor iodotyrosines. Both hormones have multiple functions in the energy metabolism of cells, in the growth, as a transmitter of nervous stimuli, and as an important factor in brain development (Mc Dowell, 2003… CONTINUE READING
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