Morphogenesis of the thyroid gland.

@article{Fagman2010MorphogenesisOT,
  title={Morphogenesis of the thyroid gland.},
  author={Henrik Fagman and Mikael Nilsson},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={323 1},
  pages={35-54}
}
Congenital hypothyroidism is mainly due to structural defects of the thyroid gland, collectively known as thyroid dysgenesis. The two most prevalent forms of this condition are abnormal localization of differentiated thyroid tissue (thyroid ectopia) and total absence of the gland (athyreosis). The clinical picture of thyroid dysgenesis suggests that impaired specification, proliferation and survival of thyroid precursor cells and loss of concerted movement of these cells in a distinct… CONTINUE READING
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