Dynamic changes in the histomorphological structure of the thyroid gland of rats against the background of experimental autoimmune thyroiditis

Keywords: experimental autoimmune thyroiditis, antigen, lymphocytic infiltration, Gürtle cells, thyroid gland


In preclinical studies, which are conducted to study the therapeutic effectiveness and pharmacological safety of biologically active compounds for the correction of autoimmune thyroiditis, various experimental models of this pathology are used in the experiment.

In this work, we analyzed various models of thyroiditis that have been used for the past fifty years. Such an analysis made it possible to choose the most optimal model for the study of autoimmune pathology of the thyroid gland as well as for the correction of this condition. The analysis of known and the search for new pathogenetically justified models of autoimmune diseases of endocrine organs is a very urgent task.

The aim of the work was to study the dynamics of changes in the histomorphological structure of the thyroid gland when modeling autoimmune thyroiditis in rats using an allogeneic antigen isolated from the human thyroid gland.

The postoperative thyroid gland of a person was used as an antigen. Morphological changes in the thyroid gland were studied one, three and six months after the end of the simulation.

It was found that the use of this type of immunization led to changes in the parenchyma of the gland, characteristic of autoimmune thyroiditis. Already one month after modeling, Gürtle cells, fibrosis, areas of lymphoid infiltration of the parenchyma were registered. These pathological changes persisted and worsened three and six months after the end of the simulation.

The investigated type of model of experimental autoimmune thyroiditis is easily reproduced. Pathological changes in the gland deepen over time and are comparable to those that occur in people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis


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Dynamic changes in the histomorphological structure of the thyroid gland of rats against the background of experimental autoimmune thyroiditis

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Kurylko, Y., & Sirotenko, L. (2023). Dynamic changes in the histomorphological structure of the thyroid gland of rats against the background of experimental autoimmune thyroiditis. EUREKA: Life Sciences, (1), 66-74. https://doi.org/10.21303/2504-5695.2023.002782
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