In Vivo Regulation by Estradiol of the Messenger RNAs Encoding LH and FSH Subunits and the Secretion of Gonadotropins

  • Raymond Counis
  • Maithé Corbani
  • Marian Jutisz
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


Gonadotropins are glycoproteins composed of two dissimilar, non-covalently linked α- and β-subunits. Within a given species, the amino acid sequences of the α-subunits of LH and FSH are identical, while those of the hormone specific β-subunits differ (Pierce and Parsons, 1981).


Luteinizing Hormone Specific mRNAs Gonadal Steroid Gonadotropin Subunit Subunit Precursor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Counis
    • 1
  • Maithé Corbani
    • 1
  • Marian Jutisz
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Hormones PolypeptidiquesCNRSGif sur YvetteFrance

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