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Chorionic gonadotropin

Chorionic gonadotropin

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Chorionic Gonadotropin

SKU: 02198591-CF

Synonyms
HCG; Choriogonin; Choragon; Riogen; Anthophysin; Ambinon
CAS Number:
9002-61-3
EC Number:
232-660-2
MDL Number:
MFCD00130797
Product Description

Chorionic Gonadotropin

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.

Usage Statement

Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.

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Tumor marker

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SKU 02198591-CF
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.
Base Catalog Number 198591
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
CAS # 9002-61-3
EC Number 232-660-2
Grade USP
RTECS Number MD6953000
Source Human Pregnancy Urine
Specific Activity ≥5,000 u/mg
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.
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