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Visualizing the Synthesis of Thyroid Hormones

Visualizing the Synthesis of Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid hormone synthesis is a complex process involving both intracellular and extracellular components.  This video utilizes custom-designed animations and ADA-compliant closed captioning to helps students gain knowledge of this challenging topic.  The video was designed to help students visualize the steps in thyroid hormone synthesis, including: 1.Iodide trapping  2.Oxidation of iodide  3.Synthesis of thyroglobulin  4.Iodination of tyrosine  5.Conjugation of T1 and T2  6.Endocytosis and digestion of colloid  7.Secretion of thyroid hormones  8.Conversion of T4 to T3 at target tissues  9.Binding of T3 to nuclear receptors


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Camille Freeman
Camille Freeman (Faculty)
5 years ago

This animation provides a nice overview of thyroid hormone synthesis. It's slow enough for students to take notes - great for beginners and those who prefer to envision the process rather than read about it. I appreciated that each step was also explained in writing at the bottom of the screen. 

Time spent reviewing site: 10 min
Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
6 years ago

This is a great site for learning about thyroid hormones.

Time spent reviewing site: About 20 minutes
Aftab Merchant
Aftab Merchant (Faculty)
6 years ago

Excellent presentation. Very simple way for the students to learn the material.

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