Pituitary inhibitor of thyroxine

  • W. Donner Denckla
Part of the Faseb Monographs book series (FASEBM, volume 3)


A description is given of a new pituitary function. It is suggested that the new function acts to decrease gradually the responsiveness of the peripheral tissues to thyroid hormones throughout life. It is suggested that the postulated relative hypothyroidism of older animals might contribute to their loss of viability.—Denckla, W. D. Pituitary inhibitor of thyroxine. Federation Proc. 34: 96, 1975.


Thyroid Hormone Peripheral Tissue Pituitary Function Thyroid State Trol System 
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© Federation of American Societies 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Donner Denckla
    • 1
  1. 1.Roche Institute of Molecular BiologyNutleyUSA

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