How is iodide brought into follicular cells from the bloodstream in the thyroid gland?


sodium/iodide  symporter   is  iodide   brought  into   follicular  cells   from  the  bloodstream  in  the  thyroid  glands. The   symporter    an  integral   plasma  membrane   glycoprotein  that   mediates  active  transport  into   the  thyroid follicular  cells. Sodium  iodide  symporter (NIS)  is  responsible  for  thyroidal,salivary,  gastric,  intestinal  and  mammary iodide  uptake.The  transport     from  the   blood   stream  to   the   collid  is  made   possible  by  selective  targeting  of  NIs  to  the  basolateral  membrane

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