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Conformational and Metabolic Aspects of Gonadotropins

  • David Puett
  • Mario Ascoli
  • Leslie A. Holladay
Part of the Current Topics in Molecular Endocrinology book series (CTME, volume 1)

Abstract

The gonadotropins represent an interesting class of glycoprotein hormones that are comprised of two non-identical subunits, termed α and ß, each with a molecular weight of approximately 15, 000. The α -subunit appears common to the gonadotropins and to TSH1 and it is the ß-subunit that confers hormonal specificity.

Keywords

Sialic Acid Glycoprotein Hormone Protein Moiety Rotational Strength Residue Ellipticity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Puett
    • 1
  • Mario Ascoli
    • 1
  • Leslie A. Holladay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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