Structure of human chorionic gonadotropin at 2.6 A resolution from MAD analysis of the selenomethionyl protein.Wu, H., Lustbader, J.W., Liu, Y., Canfield, R.E., Hendrickson, W.A.
(1994) Structure 2: 545-558
- PubMed: 7922031
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(00)00054-x
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a placental hormone that stimulates secretion of the pregnancy-sustaining steroid progesterone. It is a member of a family of glycoprotein hormones that are disulfide-rich heterodimers, with a common alpha-chain and distinctive beta-chains specific to their particular G-protein linked receptors.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032.