Follicle stimulating hormone

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Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)

A hormone that stimulates the growth and maturation of mature eggs in the ovary.
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Investigation of a thiazolidinone derivative as an allosteric modulator of follicle stimulating hormone receptor: evidence for its ability to support follicular development and ovulation.
Testicular enlargement and elevated serum inhibin concentrations occur in patients with pituitary macroadenomas secreting follicle stimulating hormone. Clin Endocrinol 1989;31:411-23.
The hormones analysed include: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH), testosterone and prolactin.
Their age, parity, educational level, weight and information about sociodemographic characteristics, gynaecology and obstetrical data, general life style habits, history of other clinical conditions were recorded on a proforma report of results of hormones like Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Lutenising hormone, Estrogen, Progesterone, Thyroid hormones, Prolactin, Fasting serum Insulin and Antiphospholipid antibodies, Antiovarian antibodies and Thyroid microsomal antibodies measured by radioimmunoassay method were also recorded.
There was no significant difference between groups in levels of follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, estradiol, sex hormone-binding globulin, and progesterone.
Eden Biodesign needs to hire 35 staff over the next few months to fulfil Watson's five-year contract to develop a fertility treatment, called FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone).
to develop and commercialize the latter's Recombinant Follicle Stimulating Hormone (rFSH).
EcoRI and SalI restriction enzyme sites were incorporated in the primers: the forward primer 5'-TCGGAATTCATGAAGACACTTAACTGT-3', and the reverse primer 5'-AGGTCGACTCATTGATTGCTTCCA TTG-3', corresponding to the 45-440 nt of follicle stimulating hormone, beta polypeptide (FSHb) mRNA.
As a result of the extended longevity provided by theattachment of CTP to the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), a single injection ofELONVA is intended to replace the seven daily injections of FSH required byfertility patients currently.
They showed drops in plasma follicle stimulating hormone concentrations suggesting that the effects on lipid profile were caused by an increase in estrogens.
Specifically, the present invention relates to a method wherein the protein of interest is a subunit of the follicle stimulating hormone. The invention also relates to DNA expression vectors containing the sequence encoding such proteins of interest fused to the signal peptide sequence of the hGH and to cells harbouring such vectors.

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