Transfer and Metabolism of Thyroid-Related Substances in the Placenta

  • Charles H. Emerson
  • Lewis E. Braverman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 299)


The primary role of the placenta is to transfer substances between the mother and fetus. Another function is to metabolize fetal substrates, perhaps including thyroid hormones. This paper will outline general aspects of placental transfer (PT), discuss methods that have been used to evaluate “thyroid-related” substances (TRSs), and review the current information regarding their PT.


Fetal Tissue Congenital Hypothyroidism Placental Transfer Fetal Plasma Placental Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Emerson
    • 1
  • Lewis E. Braverman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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