Thyroid hormone and the gut.

  title={Thyroid hormone and the gut.},
  author={Marguerite T Hays},
  journal={Endocrine research},
  volume={14 2-3},
The gastrointestinal tract interacts actively with the thyroid hormones, T4 and T3. Both T4 and T3 are absorbed well but incompletely from the gut, and many factors affect this absorption. The mechanism of absorption is unknown. It is decreased in most malabsorption conditions, but is increased in the postgastrojejunotomy syndrome. It may involve conjugation to the glucuronide forms (T4G and T3G) in the mucosal cell with subsequent deconjugation prior to appearance in the portal vein blood… CONTINUE READING
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