Immunochemistry of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

  • R. E. Canfield
  • S. Birken
  • P. Ehrlich
  • G. Armstrong
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 176)


In states of gestational trophoblastic disease, knowledge of the immunochemistry of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is principally of value in relation to its use as a diagnostic tool and as a marker for the persistence of disease activity during chemotherapy (1, 2). Since these data are usually obtained through immunoassay of the hormone or its subunits, we have chosen to focus this review on that background information which relates to immunochemical recognition of the hormone. Numerous other summaries are available dealing with the biological role of the hormone and its action at target organ receptors (3-5).


Luteinizing Hormone Sialic Acid Chorionic Gonadotropin Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Gestational Trophoblastic Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Canfield
    • 1
  • S. Birken
    • 1
  • P. Ehrlich
    • 1
  • G. Armstrong
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and PathologyCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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