Table 1

Effects of PTU on serum thyroid hormone levels.

Sham (n = 5)

HOCl (n = 10)

HOCl + PTU (n = 10 )


TSH (ng/ml)

1.2 ± 0.4

1.1 ± 0.5

5.4 ± 0.3

*P < 0.001


T3 (nM)

2.8 ± 0.1

2.9 ± 0.2

0.8 ± 0.5

*P < 0.001


T4 (nM)

58.8 ± 15.3

60.7 ± 18.1

19.3 ± 2.1

*P < 0.001


Bagnato et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R120   doi:10.1186/ar4300

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