Tag Archives: thyroid

Targeting microRNAs for thyroid cancer therapy

Schematic model explaining the oncogenic actions of miR-146b and the consequences of its inhibition in thyroid cancer

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped endocrine organ located at the base of the throat, just below the Adam´s apple. Its function is to concentrate dietary iodine from the bloodstream and produce thyroid hormones, which have

Why is the transcription factor Pax8 necessary for a functional thyroid gland?

By controlling the synthesis and secretion of thyroid hormones, the endocrine thyroid gland plays an important role in governing organismal development and metabolic homeostasis. The structural and functional unit of the thyroid gland is the thyroid follicle,

Thyroid eye disease: early catch, better fix

Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an uncommon condition that affects some people with an overactive thyroid (a condition called Graves’ disease, of whom about a quarter will develop TED). The disease causes swelling of the tissues behind