Definition: thyroid oxidoreductase that catalyzes incorporation of iodide to tyrosine residues in the production of thyroxine, in a process termed organification (q.v.); deficiency of this enzyme leads to a loss of the iodotyrosine derivatives and iiodine from the thyroid and results in goiter.
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