thyronine


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Noun1.thyronine - a phenolic amino acid of which thyroxine is a derivative
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
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T4 contains 4 iodine atoms (3, 5 positions on inner ring and 3', 5' positions on the outer ring of the thyronine molecule).
In 1926, Harrington (10) from the University Medical School in London, England confirmed Kendall's findings and assigned the correct structure: thyronine with four atoms of iodine.
Thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and thyronine (T3), are iodine-containing hormones secreted by the thyroid gland.