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Tyrosine: Precursor of Thyroid Hormones

by Kevin Ahern, PhD
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    The lecture Tyrosine: Precursor of Thyroid Hormones by Kevin Ahern, PhD is from the course Amino Acid Metabolism. It contains the following chapters:

    • Tyrosine is a Precursor of Thyroid Hormones
    • Tyrosine Metabolism

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    1. The include thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
    2. They are made inside of thyroid cells.
    3. They are made from a precursor derived from tyrosine called thyroglobulin.
    4. All of the answers are correct.
    5. None of the answers are correct.
    1. All of the answers are true.
    2. All deiodinases contain selenium.
    3. Triiodothyronine, with three iodines, is the most active form.
    4. Iodide ion is imported into thyroid cells from the bloodstream.
    5. None of the answers are true.
    1. All of the answers are true.
    2. It is a factor in phenylketonuria.
    3. It is treated by reducing intake of phenylalanine and tyrosine.
    4. It can result in black urine disease.
    5. None of the answers are correct.

    Author of lecture Tyrosine: Precursor of Thyroid Hormones

     Kevin Ahern, PhD

    Kevin Ahern, PhD


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