Regulation by thyroid-stimulating hormone of sodium/iodide symporter gene expression and protein levels in FRTL-5 cells.

To investigate the mechanism of I- transport stimulation by TSH, we studied the effects of TSH on Na+/I- symporter (NIS) messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein levels in FRTL-5 cells and correlated these with I- transport activity. When 1 mU/ml TSH was added to quiescent FRTL-5 cells, a 12-h latency was observed before the onset of increased I- transport activity… CONTINUE READING