The thyroid gland of the Hawaiian parrotfish and its use as an in vitro model system.

@article{Grau1986TheTG,
  title={The thyroid gland of the Hawaiian parrotfish and its use as an in vitro model system.},
  author={E. Gordon Grau and Lisa M. H. Helms and Shinji Shimoda and Carol Ann Ford and J Legrand and Kohei Yamauchi},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={1986},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={100-8}
}
Thyroid tissue in the Hawaiian parrotfish, Scarus dubius, is organized into two discrete lobes, one anterior to the first pair of afferent branchial arteries and the other between the first and second pairs. Lobes or pieces of thyroid lobes from S. dubius were incubated in static or perifusion culture using a simple defined medium. In static culture, this thyroid tissue releases thyroxine (T4) responding to bovine thyrotropin (bTSH) in a dose-related manner during 4- and 24-hr incubations. At… CONTINUE READING