REVIEW: DIO1 gene affects T3:T4 ratio

Panicker et al, 2008 Click title to read it online: A Common Variation in Deiodinase 1 Gene DIO1 Is Associated with the Relative Levels of Free Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine Background "D1 is found in liver, kidney, thyroid, and pituitary" and as blood flows through these organs, D1 converts T4 into T3, increasing levels of Free T3 … Continue reading REVIEW: DIO1 gene affects T3:T4 ratio

GRAPHIC: Genes and thyroid hormones

Genetic polymorphisms in DIO1 and DIO2 and thyroid hormone transporters can influence your health even if you have a healthy thyroid gland. In thyroid patients, it can also affect the way you respond to thyroid hormone medication.  L-T4 monotherapy reduces Free T3 and raises T4 in all patients, but patients with DIO1 and DIO2 genetic … Continue reading GRAPHIC: Genes and thyroid hormones