Exposure to Perchlorate in Lactating Women and Its Associations With Newborn Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Uçal Y. , Sahin O. N. , Serdar M. A. , Blount B., Kumru P., Muhcu M., ...Daha Fazla

FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.9, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Perchlorate, thiocyanate, and nitrate can block iodide transport at the sodium iodide symporter (NIS) and this can subsequently lead to decreased thyroid hormone production and hypothyroidism. NIS inhibitor exposure has been shown to reduce iodide uptake and thyroid hormone levels; therefore we hypothesized that maternal NIS inhibitor exposure will influence both maternal and newborn thyroid function.