Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- follicle-stimulating hormone beta subunit,
- Follitropin beta chain,
- follicle stimulating hormone, beta polypeptide,
- Follitropin subunit beta,
- follitropin, beta chain,
Follicle stimulating hormone, a heterodimer glycoprotein of a common alpha chain and a unique beta chain which confers biological specificity to thyrotropin, lutropin, follitropin and gonadotropin, stimulates development of follicle and spermatogenesis in the reproductive organs. In conjunction with luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone induces egg and sperm production. Defects in FSHB are a cause of isolated follicle-stimulating hormone deficiency. Selective follicle-stimulating hormone deficiency is an uncommon cause of infertility, producing amenorrhea and hypogonadism in women and oligo or azoospermia with normal testosterone levels in normally virilised men. FSHB belongs to the glycoprotein hormones subunit beta family.
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There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.