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Ontogenic changes in human placental sodium iodide symporter expression.
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PMID:  22954554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The human fetus requires a maternal supply of iodide to synthesize thyroid hormone from 16 weeks gestation. Placental iodide transport is regulated by the sodium iodide symporter (NIS). We studied the ontogeny of NIS in placentas from surgically terminated pregnancies and from normal term pregnancies. NIS mRNA was low at 6 weeks gestation and peaked at 12 weeks gestation. Placental NIS protein levels are significantly correlated with gestational age during early pregnancy and increase with increased placental vascularization. This would lead to increased iodide supply to meet increased fetal requirements for thyroid hormone synthesis as the pregnancy progresses.
H Li; J Patel; R H Mortimer; K Richard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Placenta     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Placenta     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006349     Medline TA:  Placenta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Crown Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Conjoint Endocrine Laboratory, Pathology Queensland, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, 4029 Brisbane, Australia.
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