Thyroid Hormone Receptors

  • F. Javier Piedrafita
  • Magnus Pfahl
Part of the Progress in Gene Expression book series (PRGE)


Thyroid hormones notably Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) play important roles in many biological processes in all vertebrates (De Groot et al, 1984). They affect growth, development and differentiation, metabolism and homeostasis. A particularly striking observation was made by Gudernatsch in the early part of this century that thyroid hormones, when given to tadpoles, induce rapid metamorphosis (Gudernatsch, 1912). The molecular mechanisms on how thyroid hormones exert their pleiotropic functions have, therefore, been of great interest.


Thyroid Hormone Retinoic Acid Nuclear Receptor Thyroid Hormone Receptor Simplex Virus Thymidine Kinase Gene 
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  • F. Javier Piedrafita
  • Magnus Pfahl

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