Diiodotyrosine

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Diiodotyrosine
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Identifiers
CAS number 66-02-4 YesY
PubChem 7058163
ChemSpider 8946 N
UNII 6L57Q44ZWW YesY
MeSH Diiodotyrosine
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Properties
Molecular formula C9H9I2NO3
Molar mass 432.982 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Diiodotyrosine (DIT) is a precursor of thyroid hormone and results from iodization of monoiodotyrosine at the other meta- position on the phenol ring.

DIT is a modulator of thyroid peroxidase.[1] When combined with monoiodotyrosine in the colloid of the thyroid follicle, triiodothyronine is formed. Two molecules of DIT combine to make thyroxine.

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