Aug 1, 1989

Effects of L-thyroxine and L-triiodothyronine on protein and nucleic acid contents of liver of 6N-2-propylthiouracil treated hypothyroid singi fish, Heteropneustes fossilis bloch

Hormone and Metabolic Research = Hormon- Und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones Et Métabolisme
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Three consecutive injections of 12.5 X 10(-10) and 25 X 10(-10) moles/g of L-thyroxine (T4) or a single injection of L-triiodothyronine (T3) at 7.5 X 10(-10) moles/g to Singi fish caused an increase in liver protein and RNA contents, whereas similar injections of 50 X 10(-10) moles/g of T4 or 75 X 10(-10) moles/g of T3 caused a fall in these cellular constituents in liver. Treatments of Singi fish with thiourea (1 mg/ml) for 30 days caused a fall in the protein and RNA contents in liver which were restored to the euthyroid control level by a single injection of 7.5 X 10(-10) moles/g of T3 or three consecutive injections of T4 at 12.5 X 10(-10) moles/g dose. Administration of T4 (12.5 X 10(-10) moles/g, three consecutive injections) along with 6N-2-propylthiouracil (PTU) at 20 micrograms/g of b. w. in six consecutive injections to the thiourea treated (hypothyroid) fish failed to cause any change in hepatic protein and RNA contents in comparison to only PTU-treated hypothyroid fish, but a single injection of 7.5 X 10(-10) moles/g of T3 to the PTU-treated hypothyroid fish increased these cellular constituents of liver. A dose-dependent biphasic nature of thyroid hormone action, a higher potency of T3 than T4 and the probable 'pro...Continue Reading

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