Recent advances in thyroid research: Selective thyroid hormone receptor modulators (STRMs)

Kraiem Z., ERCAN O.

Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, vol.1, pp.257-260, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-260


Compounds have been designed and tested exhibiting some of the beneficial effects of thyroid hormones, such as lowering of cholesterol and weight reduction, without the adverse thyroid hormone action on heart rate. Progress has also been made in attempting to treat hyperthyroidism by synthesizing antagonists that block thyroid hormone action, at the level of the thyroid hormone receptor or of the thyrotropin receptor. Clinical trials are still awaited, however, to verify whether these potentially promising agents will indeed prove to be of clinical therapeutic value.