The type 2 iodothyronine deiodinase is expressed primarily in glial cells in the neonatal rat brain.


Thyroid hormone plays an essential role in mammalian brain maturation and function, in large part by regulating the expression of specific neuronal genes. In this tissue, the type 2 deiodinase (D2) appears to be essential for providing adequate levels of the active thyroid hormone 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3) during the developmental period. We have studied… (More)


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