Glycoprotein hormone receptors

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Glycoprotein hormone receptors (provisional nomenclature) are activated by a non-covalent heterodimeric glycoprotein made up of a common α chain (glycoprotein hormone common alpha subunit (CGA, P01215) CGA, P01215), with a unique β chain that confers the biological specificity to FSH (CGA, FSHB, P01215, P01225), LH (LHB, CGA, P01229, P01215), hCG (CGA, CGB, P01233, P01215), CGB2/CGB or TSH (TSHB, CGA, P01222, P01215). There is binding cross-reactivity across the endogenous agonists for each of the glycoprotein hormone receptors. The deglycosylated hormones appear to exhibit reduced efficacy at these receptors [12].


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Database page citation:

Glycoprotein hormone receptors. Accessed on 05/08/2015. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Spedding M, Peters JA and Harmar AJ, CGTP Collaborators. (2013) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2013/14: G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 170: 1459–1581.