Pregnant rat uterus expresses high levels of the type 3 iodothyronine deiodinase.

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Although thyroid hormones are critically important for the coordination of morphogenic processes in the fetus and neonate, premature exposure of the embryo to levels of the hormones present in the adult is detrimental and can result in growth retardation, malformations, and even death. We report here that the pregnant rat uterus expresses extremely high… (More)

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@article{Galton1999PregnantRU, title={Pregnant rat uterus expresses high levels of the type 3 iodothyronine deiodinase.}, author={Valerie Anne Galton and Elizabeth A. Martinez and Arturo E. Hernandez and Emily A St Germain and James M Bates and Donald L St Germain}, journal={The Journal of clinical investigation}, year={1999}, volume={103 7}, pages={979-87} }