bHCG

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  • bHCG

Description…

From UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: Beta subunit of the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). hCG is a complex glycoprotein composed of two glycosylated subunits alpha and beta which are non-covalently associated. The alpha subunit is identical to those in the pituitary gonadotropin hormones (LH, FSH and TSH). The beta subunits are distinct in each of the hormones and confer receptor and biological specificity. Has an essential role in pregnancy and maternal adaptation. Stimulates the ovaries to synthesize the steroids that are essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. Encoded by a cluster of genes that have evolved by duplication from LHB. HCG-beta is encoded by six non-allelic genes (CGB) clustered on chromosome 19q13.3 and named CGB1, CGB2, CGB3, CGB5, CGB7 and CGB8. Two specific hCGb proteins that differ by three amino acids in positions 2,4 and 117 have been described: type 1 (CGB7) and type 2 (CGB3, CGB5, CGB8). The CGB gene first arose in the common ancestor of the anthropoid primates.

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Attributes
QA State: Under Review
Type: Proteomic
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