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Related to lutropin: prolactin, follitropin


One of two glycoprotein hormones that stimulate the final ripening of the follicles and the secretion of progesterone by them, their rupture to release the egg, and the conversion of the ruptured follicle into the corpus luteum.
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A glycoprotein hormone that stimulates the final ripening of an ovarian follicle, its secretion of progesterone, its rupture to release the egg, and the conversion of the ruptured follicle into the corpus luteum.
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): interstitial cell-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone.
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Another term for luteinizing hormone, this hormone stimulates the development and release of the egg from the ovary.
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A hepatic reticuloendothelial cell receptor specific for S04-4GaINAc [beta] 1,4GIcNAc [beta] 1,2Man [alpha] that mediates rapid clearance of lutropin. Cell 1991;67:1103-10.
Our additional aim was to investigate the stability of ghrelin under various storage conditions because previous studies have described the influence of storage conditions on the analysis of various endocrine substances, such as steroids (10,11) and peptide hormones, including human growth hormone (12), lutropin, follitropin, and prolactin (13).
Individual differences in lutropin immunoreactivity revealed by monoclonal antibodies.
The structure of hCG is close to that of lutropin, which is detectable in healthy individuals.
Monoclonal antibody based discrepancies between two-site immunometric tests for lutropin. Clin Chem 1991;37:1745-8.
This observation was successfully exploited in the development of a separation immunoassay for the simultaneous measurement of follitropin and lutropin (LH) in serum (20).