OBJECTIVE: The Vps10p family member sortilin is expressed in thyroid epithelial cells where it contributes to recycling of the thyroid hormone precursor thyroglobulin (Tg), a process that is thought to render hormone release more effective. Here we investigated the functional impact of sortilin in the thyroid gland using sortilin-deficient mice. METHODS: We measured free T4, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and Tg serum levels and studied thyroid morphology in 14 sortilin-deficient (Sort1)(-/-)and 12 wildtype (WT) mice. RESULTS: Serum free T4 levels did not differ between Sort1(-/-)and WT females but were significantly lower in Sort1(-/-)males compared with WT (P = .0424). Neither serum TSH nor Tg levels differed between Sort1(-/-)and WT mice, regardless of sex. On the same line, no thyroid histology differences were observed. CONCLUSION: Our findings seem to exclude a role of sortilin in thyroid hormone secretion, although it is possible that the absence of sortilin may result in a thyroid phenotype if combined with other molecular defects of thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion or under iodine deficiency. ABBREVIATIONS: T4 = thyroxine Sort1 = Sortilin 1 Tg = thyroglobulin TSH = thyroid-stimulating hormone WT = wild type.

ABSENCE OF A THYROID PHENOTYPE IN SORTILIN-DEFICIENT MICE

LISI, SIMONETTA;LATROFA, FRANCESCO;VITTI, PAOLO;MARINO', MICHELE
2015

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OBJECTIVE: The Vps10p family member sortilin is expressed in thyroid epithelial cells where it contributes to recycling of the thyroid hormone precursor thyroglobulin (Tg), a process that is thought to render hormone release more effective. Here we investigated the functional impact of sortilin in the thyroid gland using sortilin-deficient mice. METHODS: We measured free T4, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and Tg serum levels and studied thyroid morphology in 14 sortilin-deficient (Sort1)(-/-)and 12 wildtype (WT) mice. RESULTS: Serum free T4 levels did not differ between Sort1(-/-)and WT females but were significantly lower in Sort1(-/-)males compared with WT (P = .0424). Neither serum TSH nor Tg levels differed between Sort1(-/-)and WT mice, regardless of sex. On the same line, no thyroid histology differences were observed. CONCLUSION: Our findings seem to exclude a role of sortilin in thyroid hormone secretion, although it is possible that the absence of sortilin may result in a thyroid phenotype if combined with other molecular defects of thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion or under iodine deficiency. ABBREVIATIONS: T4 = thyroxine Sort1 = Sortilin 1 Tg = thyroglobulin TSH = thyroid-stimulating hormone WT = wild type.
Lisi, Simonetta; Madsen, P; Botta, R; Petersen, Cm; Nykjær, A; Latrofa, Francesco; Vitti, Paolo; Marino', Michele
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