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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: Progress in Determining Its Tertiary Structure

  • Joyce W. Lustbader
  • Chuan Wang
  • Xiaolu Zhang
  • Steven Birken
  • Hao Wu
  • Jonathan Miles Brown
  • David Yarmush
  • Susan Pollak
  • Robert E. Canfield
Conference paper
Part of the Serono Symposia USA book series (SERONOSYMP)

Abstract

In humans, maintenance of pregnancy requires extending the lifetime of the corpus luteum, which produces essential steroids. The signal for this maintenance is provided by human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a dimeric glycoprotein hormone produced by the trophoblast cells of the early embryo. The absence of hCG would result in rapid termination of early pregnancy.

Keywords

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrum Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Hydrogen Fluoride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joyce W. Lustbader
  • Chuan Wang
  • Xiaolu Zhang
  • Steven Birken
  • Hao Wu
  • Jonathan Miles Brown
  • David Yarmush
  • Susan Pollak
  • Robert E. Canfield

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