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An iodinated protein found as the storage form of the iodinated hormones in the thyroid follicular lumen and epithelial cells.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a glycoprotein produced by the follicles of the thyroid gland; a direct precursor of the thyroid hormones. The carbohydrate and protein constituents of thyroglobulin are synthesized in the ribosomes of the thyroid epithelium. Subsequent iodination of the residues of the amino acid tyrosine, which are part of the thyroglobulin molecule, results in the formation of thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These are released into the blood after splitting off from thyroglobulin under the influence of the proteolytic enzymes of the thyroid gland. The cells’ ability to iodinate thyroglobulin arises after the appearance of the endoplasmic reticulum in the gland, the formation of follicles, and the secretion of thyrotropin by the hypophysis.

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Immunohistochemical stain on core biopsy showing negative staining for Thyroglobulin (Thyroglobulin stain X 200).
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Serum thyroglobulin levels after fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules.
In Figure 3, a strong labeling of thyroglobulin in an interfollicular space is evident in old animals.
The rise of the thyroglobulin antibodies and anticardiolipin antibody indicated abnormal autoimmunity.
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The IHC characterization of the thyroid cells was performed with antibodies against thyroglobulin (specific for thyroid follicular cells) and calcitonin (specific for thyroid C-cells [or parafollicular cells]) (RAMOS-VARA et al., 2002; CIAPUTA et al., 2014).
Background: Postoperative preablative stimulated thyroglobulin (ps-Tg) has been evaluated in predicting prognosis and success of ablation regarding differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC); however, its relationship with recurrence risk and radioiodine decision-making remains uncertain, especially in Chinese DTC patients.
Studies have shown that microvilli of thyroid follicular cells phagocytose colloid from follicular lumina so that thyroid hormones formed on the scaffold of thyroglobulin can be processed intracellularly and released into circulation (French & Hodges, 1977).