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Samuel Refetoff, MD

Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Committees on Genetics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637-1470.

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Thyroid hormone transport into the brain

TOPIC: Role of membrane transporters of thyroid hormone on their transfer into the brain Title: Expression of the thyroid hormone transporter MCT8 (SLC16A2) and AOTP14 (SLC01C1) at the blood-brain barrier. Authors: Roberts LM, Woodford K, Zhou M, Black DS, et al. Reference: Endocrinology 149: 6251-6261, 2008 Summary Background Thyroid hormones require transport across cell membranes […]

Local expression of TR’2 & cone photoreceptor differentiation

TOPIC: Patterning of retinal cone photoreceptor development Title: NeuroD1 regulates expression of thyroid hormone receptor '2 and cone opsins in the developing mouse retina. Authors: Liu H, Etter P, Hayes S, Jones I, Nelson B, Hartman B, Forrest D, & Reh T. Reference: The Journal of Neuroscience, 28: 749-756, 2008 Summary Objective The correct patterning […]

Congenital hypothyroidism: an experience of nature in mice

Topic: Mutations in congenital hypothyroidism Title -Congenital hypothyroidism, dwarfism and hearing impairment caused by a missense mutation in the mouse dual oxidase 2 gene, Duox 2. Authors: Johnson KR, Marden CC, Ward-Bailey P, Gagnon LH, Bronson RT, & Donahue LR Reference: Molecular Endocrinology (first published ahead of print April 17, 2007) Summary Background The mouse […]