Effects of propylthiouracil and methylmercaptoimidazol on metabolism of thyroid hormones by cultured monkey hepatocarcinoma cells

Hormone and Metabolic Research = Hormon- Und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones Et Métabolisme
K Sorimachi, J Robbins


Monkey hepatocarcinoma cell monolayer cultures (NCLP-6E) metabolized thyroxine, 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine, 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine and 3,3'-diiodothyronine by phenolic and nonphenolic ring deiodinations and sulfation of the deiodinated products, as shown in previous work with this system. The effects of the antithyroid drugs, propylthiouracil (PTU) and methylmercaptoimidazole (MMI), on these processes was investigated. PTU, at 0.1 and 1 mM, inhibited only phenolic ring deiodination. MMI at 1 mM had no effect, but 32 mM inhibited deiodination of both rings as well as sulfation. The findings suggest that the increased serum rT3 level caused by PTU in vivo is the result of decreased rT3 deiodination, in contrast to the increased rT3 production which is caused by starvation.


Nov 22, 1985·Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta·L J CartierB N Premachandra

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