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  1. What should we do about rT3? - Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield

    by , 24th February 2012 at 04:16 PM (Mike's Personal Blog on Thyroid Progress)
    You may remember that in order for thyroid hormone to work in controlling our metabolism it has to be converted from the basic, precursor hormone T4 to the active hormone T3. You will also remember that the amino acid thyronine (which is made by two tyrosine molecules coming together) when combined with four iodine atoms is how thyroxine is formed (which we know for short as T4). Then one of the three 5: deiiodinase enzymes removes one of the iodiio atoms and forms T3 (triiodothyronine or liothyronine), ...
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