Although the role of thyroid hormone during embryonic development has long been recognized, its role later in adult life remains largely unknown. However, several lines of evidence show that thyroid hormone is crucial to the response to stress and to poststress recovery and repair. Along this line, TH administration in almost every tissue resulted in tissue repair after various injuries including ischemia, chemical insults, induction of inflammation, or exposure to radiation. This novel action may be of therapeutic relevance, and thyroid hormone may constitute a paradigm for pharmacologic-induced tissue repair/regeneration. © 2013 Iordanis Mourouzis et al.
Mourouzis, I., Politi, E., & Pantos, C. (2013). Thyroid hormone and tissue repair: New tricks for an old hormone? Journal of Thyroid Research. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/312104