J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015 Jan;100(1):E173-81
Departments of Medicine (A.M.F., T.P., J.F., A.P., V.T., R.E.W., A.M.D., S.R.), Pediatrics (R.E.W., S.R.), and Human Genetics (C.D.B., A.P., K.P.W., M.N.), and Committee on Genetics (S.R.), The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637; Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (L.C.M.), University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen 45147, Germany; and Department of Medicine (K.W.), Weill Cornell Medical College, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030.
Context: T4-binding globulin (TBG), a protein secreted by the liver, is the main thyroid hormone (TH) transporter in human serum. TBG deficiency is characterized by reduced serum TH levels, but normal free TH and TSH and absent clinical manifestations. The inherited form of TBG deficiency is usually due to a mutation in the TBG gene located on the X-chromosome. Read More