Human chorionic gonadotropin can be used as a tumor marker, as some cancerous tumors produce this hormone; therefore, elevated levels measured when the patient is not pregnant can lead to a cancer diagnosis. Human chorionic gonadotrophin is used for super-ovulation in female research animals.
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|Alternate Names||HCG; Choriogonin; Choragon; Riogen; Anthophysin; Ambinon|
|Application Notes||Human chorionic gonadotropin can be used as a tumor marker, as some cancerous tumors produce this hormone; therefore, elevated levels measured when the patient is not pregnant can lead to a cancer diagnosis. Human chorionic gonadotrophin is used for super-ovulation in female research animals.|
|Biochemical Physiological Actions||The action of HCG is virtually identical to that of pituitary LH, although HCG appears to have a small degree of FSH activity as well. It stimulates production of gonadal steroid hormones by stimulating the interstitial cells (Leydig cells) of the testis to produce androgens and the corpus luteum of the ovary to produce progesterone. Androgen stimulation in the male leads to the development of secondary sex characteristics and may stimulate testicular descent is present. This descent is usually reversible when HCG is discontinued. During the normal menstrual cycle, LH participates with FSH in the development and maturation of the normal ovarian follicle, and the mid-cycle LH surge triggers ovulation. HCG can substitute for LH in this function|
|Physical Appearance||White powder|
|Product Families Description||Chorionic gonadotropin|
|Product Overview||Chorionic Gonadotropin|
|Source||Human Pregnancy Urine|
|Specific Activity||≥5,000 u/mg|
|Storage and Handling||Store at -20 °C.|