Thyroid Hormone and Insulin Metabolic Actions on Energy and Glucose Homeostasis
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CitationHall, Jessica Ann. 2014. Thyroid Hormone and Insulin Metabolic Actions on Energy and Glucose Homeostasis. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractFaced with an environment of constantly changing nutrient availability, mammals have adapted complex homeostatic mechanisms to maintain energy balance. Deviations from this balance are largely corrected through a concerted, multi-organ effort that integrates hormonal signals with transcriptional regulatory networks. When these relationships are altered, as with over-nutrition and insulin resistance, metabolic disease ensues. Here, I present data concerning two distinct transcriptional pathways--one for thyroid hormone (TH) and one for insulin--that confer hormone responsiveness on metabolic gene programs that preserve energy homeostasis.
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