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Thyroid Function in Fasting Rats

  • T. Jolin
  • L. Lamas

Abstract

Starvation in rats is used as an experimental model for the “low T3 syndrome”. Plasma concentrations of total and free T4 and T3 decrease with starvation, but T4 more than T3 (1,2). Plasma TSH also drops (1–3), indicating decreased thyroid secretion in starved rats.

Keywords

Food Deprivation Sucrose Density Gradient Plasma Plasma Thyroidal Iodine Content Iodoamino Acid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Jolin
    • 1
  • L. Lamas
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Endocrinologia ExperimentalInstituto Investigaciones Biomedicas, Facultad de Medicine, C.S.I.C.MadridSpain

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