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World J Hepatol. Apr 27, 2014; 6(4): 169-177
Published online Apr 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i4.169
Figure 1
Figure 1 The chemical structures of three biologically active iodothyronines and one derivative: thyroxine, 3,3’,5-triiodothyronine, 3,5-diiodothyronine and 3-iodothyronamine. T4: Thyroxine; T3: 3,3’,5-triiodothyronine; T2: 3,5-diiodothyronine; T1AM: 3-iodothyronamine.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Schematic representation of the mechanisms underlying the control of lipid metabolism by iodothyronines in the hepatic cell: A summary of the possible signaling pathways involved in iodothyronine actions is presented. The classic “receptor-mediated” pathway describes the action of iodothyronines through the thyroid hormone receptors (TR). The “non receptor-mediated” pathway occurs through the interaction of iodothyronines with different cellular targets. FFA: Free fatty acids; LD: Lipid droplet; AOX: Acyl-CoA oxidase; ATGL: Adipose triglyceride lipase; CPT: Carnitine palmitoyl-transferase 1; FAS: fatty acid synthase.