CGA and CGB3 bind to form Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

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Reaction [binding]
Homo sapiens
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Human chorionic gonadotropin is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy. Its role is to maintain progesterone production by preventing the disintegration of the corpus luteum of the ovary and thus sustain the growing foetus (Rull & Laan 2005). Gonadotropin comprises an alpha subunit (CGA), common to the pituitary gonadotropin hormones (LH, FSH and TSH) and a distinct beta subunit (CGB3), unique for each hormone which confers receptor and biological specificity. The subunits are bound by six intrachain disulfide bonds, required for dimer formation (Beebe et al. 1990)

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
16123088 Expression of beta-subunit of HCG genes during normal and failed pregnancy

Laan, M, Rull, K

Hum. Reprod. 2005
1688430 Role of disulfide bond formation in the folding of human chorionic gonadotropin beta subunit into an alpha beta dimer assembly-competent form

Perini, F, Ruddon, RW, Krzesicki, RF, Beebe, JS, Mountjoy, K

J Biol Chem 1990
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