|Other Names||Follitropin subunit beta, Follicle-stimulating hormone beta subunit, FSH-B, FSH-beta, Follitropin beta chain, FSHB|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Together with the alpha chain CGA constitutes follitropin, the follicle-stimulating hormone, and provides its biological specificity to the hormone heterodimer. Binds FSHR, a G protein-coupled receptor, on target cells to activate downstream signaling pathways (PubMed:2494176, PubMed:24692546). Follitropin is involved in follicle development and spermatogenesis in reproductive organs (PubMed:407105, PubMed:8220432).|
|Cellular Location||Secreted. Note=Efficient secretion requires dimerization with CGA|
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The pituitary glycoprotein hormone family includesfollicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, chorionicgonadotropin, and thyroid-stimulating hormone. All of theseglycoproteins consist of an identical alpha subunit and ahormone-specific beta subunit. This gene encodes the beta subunitof follicle-stimulating hormone. In conjunction with luteinizinghormone, follicle-stimulating hormone induces egg and spermproduction. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variantsencoding the same protein.
Canzian, F., et al. Hum. Mol. Genet. 19(19):3873-3884(2010)Corpuz, P.S., et al. Mol. Endocrinol. 24(5):1037-1051(2010)Grigorova, M., et al. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 95(1):100-108(2010)Ahn, J., et al. Hum. Mol. Genet. 18(19):3749-3757(2009)Chakrabarti, B., et al. Autism Res 2(3):157-177(2009)
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