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For this section you need to write about rT3. The key is to present some evidence so that we can propose possible role of rT3 or explain what it is and what's its purpose. For some reason, the body produces it, so it must play some role. Does rT3 have a biological function?

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Reverse T3 (rT3) is one of the iodothyronines present in human blood. As its name implies, it is made by monodeiodination of the alpha thyroxine ring of T4. In contrast to T3 and its parent molecule T4, which are made in the thyroid gland, rT3 is made on a periphery (Hurd, 1993).
Serum levels of rT3 seem to be independent of TSH, since studies have shown that TSH injection had no effect on rT3 serum levels. However, rT3 levels follow the general amount of other thyroid hormone levels (T3 and T4): in hyperthyroid states rT3 was high...

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