Hard Linkrs12885300 is a snp on gene
DIO2 (deiodinase, iodothyronine, type II)
Minor Allele Frequency
+ (positive/forward strand)
5’ UTR variant.
The DIO2 gene provides instructions for making the type II iodothyronine deiodinase enzyme. This enzyme belongs to the iodothyronine deiodinase family. It activates thyroid hormone by converting the hormone precursor thyroxine (T4) by removing a molecule of iodine to active triiodothyronine (T3). It is found in the thyroid gland, and may be responsible for the relative increase in production of T3 in the thyroid in patients with Graves disease (an autoimmune disease causing overactitity of the thyroid) and thyroid adenomas (tumors). This protein contains selenocysteine.