Regulation of thyroid hormone metabolism during fasting and refeeding in chicken.

@article{Geyten1999RegulationOT,
  title={Regulation of thyroid hormone metabolism during fasting and refeeding in chicken.},
  author={Serge van der Geyten and Elsa Van Rompaey and J P Sanders and Theo J. Visser and Eduard R. K{\"u}hn and Veerle M. Darras},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={1999},
  volume={116 2},
  pages={272-80}
}
Fasting and refeeding have considerable effects on thyroid hormone metabolism. In the present study, 8-day-old meat-type cockerels were subjected to a 2-day starvation period followed by 3 days' refeeding. Blood and tissue samples were collected at the start of the experiment, at 4, 24, and 48 h of starvation, and at 4, 8, 24, 48, and 72 h of refeeding. This study demonstrates that in chicken, fasting decreased plasma T(3) and TSH levels and increased plasma T(4) concentrations. This was… CONTINUE READING
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