anti-müllerian hormone


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mül·le·ri·an in·hib·it·ing sub·stance (MIS),

a 535-amino acid glycoprotein secreted by the Sertoli cells of the testis. It is related to inhibin.

AMH

A gene on chromosome 19p13.3 that encodes anti-Müllerian hormone, a member of the transforming growth factor-beta gene family, which mediates male sexual differentiation. AMH causes regression of Müllerian ducts, which would otherwise differentiate into the uterus and fallopian tubes.
 
Molecular pathology
AMH mutations result in persistent Müllerian duct syndrome.

müllerian inhibiting substance

A 59 kD glycosylated preproprotein of the TGF-beta family encoded by AMH on chromosome 19p13.3 and produced by Sertoli cells in the prepubertal testes, which promotes müllerian duct involution during normal male sexual differentiation. The lack of MIS results in persistent müllerian duct syndrome.

anti-müllerian hormone

the factor secreted by the Sertoli cells of the embryonic, developing testis that causes regression of the müllerian ducts, the primordia for the accessory sex glands of the female.
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