Priority Programme: THYROID TRANS ACT
Translation of Thyroid Hormone Actions beyond Classical Concepts

Prof. Dr. Jens Mittag

Non Classical Concepts of Thyroid Hormone Action in the Regulation of Body Temperature

Thyroid hormone is a classical regulator of peripheral thermogenesis. Recent studies however suggest that its actions in brain and the cardiovascular system are also of great relevance for the regulation of body temperature. Moreover, specific downstream metabolites of thyroid hormone have been identified, which also seem to have strong effects in temperature regulation.

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Project Coordinator(s):

Prof. Dr. Jens Mittag
Universität zu Lübeck
Center of Brain Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck
Phone: +49 451 290 3417
jens.mittag@uni-luebeck.de