GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES, ALPHA SUBUNIT
\ɡlˈa͡ɪkəpɹˌə͡ʊtiːn hˈɔːmə͡ʊnz], \ɡlˈaɪkəpɹˌəʊtiːn hˈɔːməʊnz], \ɡ_l_ˈaɪ_k_ə_p_ɹ_ˌəʊ_t_iː_n h_ˈɔː_m_əʊ_n_z]\
Definitions of GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES, ALPHA SUBUNIT
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A non-covalently bound subunit of the glycoprotein hormones TSH; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE; LH; and HCG which originates in the anterior pituitary gland and placenta. This subunit is virtually identical in structure and indistinguishable by radioimmunoassay in all of the above glycoproteins. It is present in both men and women, but is elevated in postmenopausal women and in patients with hypothyroidism, uremia and malignant tumors. The alpha subunit may be involved directly in recognition of certain receptors.
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