Neurochemical Research

, Volume 16, Issue 9, pp 975–982 | Cite as

Regulation by thyroid hormone of microtubule assembly and neuronal differentiation

  • Jacques Nunez
  • Dominique Couchie
  • Francesco Aniello
  • Anne Marie Bridoux
Original Articles


In this review we examine successively: 1) the major effects of thyroid hormone deficiency seen during brain development with special emphasis on the changes in neuronal morphology and migration occurring postnatally in the cerebellum. 2) The effects of this hormone on microtubule assembly during neurite outgrowth and acquisition of neuronal polarity. 3) The changes in expression of the different tubulin isoforms occurring during development in the normal and hypothyroid rat brain. 4) The regulation by thyroid hormone of the transition occurring during development between the juvenile and adult microtubule-associated protein Tau.

Key Words

Thyroid hormone neurite outgrowth cell polarity microtubules tubulin Tau protein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Nunez
    • 1
  • Dominique Couchie
    • 1
  • Francesco Aniello
    • 1
  • Anne Marie Bridoux
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM U 282-CNRSHôpital Henri MondorCréteilFrance

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