A 17-year-old female asked:
how is tyrosine related to thyroid hormone?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid synthesis: Thyroglobulin is a protein in the thyroid. It contains many copies of the amino acid tyrosine. Iodine gets added to the tyrosine, and then this tyrosine gets liberated from the thyroglobulin, released into blood, and this iodinated tyrosine is thyroid hormone. But don't think you can cure hypothyroid by eating tyrosine because the body synthesizes tyrosine quite well.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
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