Specific Antisera to Human Choriogonadotropin

  • Steven Birken
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


Since this monograph is concerned with reproductive processes and contraception, it is appropriate to direct our attention to measurement of the pregnancy hormone, human choriogonadotropin (hCG), a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the placenta that plays a crucial role in maintenance of pregnancy. Its function appears to be maintenance of the steroid secretions of the corpus luteum. The hormone binds to the same receptor as human luteinizing hormone (hLH) and inhibits the onset of menstruation after conception has taken place.


Sialic Acid Synthetic Peptide Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Tryptic Peptide Specific Antiserum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Birken
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineColumbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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