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Glycoprotein hormone receptors C

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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Glycoprotein hormone receptors (provisional nomenclature [2]) are activated by a non-covalent heterodimeric glycoprotein made up of a common α chain (glycoprotein hormone common alpha subunit (CGA, P01215) CGA, P01215), with a unique β chain that confers the biological specificity to FSH (CGA, FSHB, P01215, P01225), LH (LHB, CGA, P01229, P01215), hCG (CGA, CGB3, P01233, P01215) or TSH (TSHB, CGA, P01222, P01215). There is binding cross-reactivity across the endogenous agonists for each of the glycoprotein hormone receptors. The deglycosylated hormones appear to exhibit reduced efficacy at these receptors [1,5].


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Alexander SPH, Christopoulos A, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL, Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2019) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 176 Issue S1: S21-S141.