Lutropin subunit beta
Short name= Lutropin beta chain
Interstitial cell-stimulating hormone
Luteinizing hormone subunit beta
Short name= LH-B
Short name= LSH-B
Short name= LSH-
Store at -20°C, for extended storage, conserve at -20°C or -80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
This gene is a member of the glycoprotein hormone beta chain family and encodes the beta subunit of luteinizing hormone (LH). Glycoprotein hormones are heterodimers consisting of a common alpha subunit and an unique beta subunit which confers biological specificity. LH is expressed in the pituitary gland and promotes spermatogenesis and ovulation by stimulating the testes and ovaries to synthesize steroids. The genes for the beta chains of chorionic gonadotropin and for luteinizing hormone are contiguous on chromosome 19q13.3. Mutations in this gene are associated with hypogonadism which is characterized by infertility and pseudohermaphroditism.
Promotes spermatogenesis and ovulation by stimulating the testes and ovaries to synthesize steroids. The LH alpha 3/LH beta 3 heterodimer was shown to have potent renotropic and weak gonadotropic activity.