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Chemical Approaches to the Structure-Function Relationships of Luteinizing Hormone (Lutropin)

  • Darrell N. Ward
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)

Abstract

The glycoprotein hormones include the pituitary hormones, luteinizing hormone (lutropin, LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (follitropin, FSH), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (thyrotropin, TSH), and the placental hormones, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and pregnant mare serum gonadotropin. Erythropoietin (which is probably derived from kidney or a kidney enzyme that produces it from a serum protein) is also a glycoprotein hormone. All the glycoprotein hormones so far described have the distinctive feature that they are comprised of dissimilar subunits. This dissimilarity has not been demonstrated in the case of erythropoietin, but certain data suggest that it may obtain even in this instance.

Keywords

Luteinizing Hormone Tyrosine Residue Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Glycoprotein Hormone Iodoacetic Acid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Darrell N. Ward
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryThe University of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA

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