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Isolation and Characterization of an “hCG”-like Protein from Bacteria

  • Takeshi Maruo
  • Herman Cohen
  • Sheldon J. Segal
  • S. S. Koide
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)

Abstract

Human choriogonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone normally produced by the trophoblastic tissue of the placenta. However, it has also been reported that nontrophoblastic malignant tumors (Rabson et al., 1973; Vaitukaitis et al., 1976) and normal human tissues (Yoshimoto et al., 1977) may produce hCG or an hCG-like substance. All these descriptions of extra placental production of hCG deal with tissues of mammalian origin.

Keywords

Sialic Acid Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Ovarian Weight Radioreceptor Assay 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Maruo
    • 1
  • Herman Cohen
    • 2
  • Sheldon J. Segal
    • 3
  • S. S. Koide
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Biomedical Research, The Population CouncilThe Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Carter-Wallace, Inc.CranburyUSA
  3. 3.The Rockefeller FoundationNew YorkUSA

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