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28 c). However, where the tetraiodo structures are hydroxyls (T 4A) (Cody et al. 1977 a, b), the outer ring iodines cause the approach of the donor/acceptor atoms to deviate from this pattern. A study of the 4'-0 ... X hydrogen bonds in these structures shows that the average 0 ... 74 A and the 0 ... 76 A, which is in general agreement with other studies (Mitra and Ramakrishnan, 1977). When the 0 • 0 0 0 • 2 The Van der Waals radius of an atom makes an allowance both for the volume occupied by the atom and for the attractive force between the atoms.

D. Role of Iodine in Conformation and Activity Since the thyroid hormones are the only naturally occurring iodinated compounds known to have vital biochemical activity, it is presumed that iodine plays an essential role in hormone activity. Some investigators have proposed that enhanced thyroid activity may be related to the ability of iodine to (I) achieve and maintain a specific hormone conformation or (2) direct electronic interactions such as chargetransfer or electron-donor effects in molecular associations.

Similar results were obtained in experiments using pure TBG or whole serum (Schussler 1972; Goldfine et al. 1976), indicating that the requirements for serum protein binding are the same as that required for hormone activity. Binding studies ofT 3 analogues to nuclear receptor proteins also indicate a preference for a distally oriented 3' -substituent for maximal activity (Koerner et al. 1975). Steric interactions of the inner ring iodines (Fig. 3) suggest a perpendicular arrangement of the phenyl rings "locked in" by a considerable barrier to internal rotation about the ether bridge.

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