chorionic gonadotropin

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chorion′ic gonadotro′pin

gonadotropin produced and secreted by the chorion. Compare human chorionic gonadotropin.
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Testicular cancer secretes intact human choriogonadotropin (hCG) and its free beta-subunit: evidence that hCG (+hCG-beta) assays are the most reliable in diagnosis and follow-up.
Menon, "Loss of lutropin/human choriogonadotropin receptor messenger ribonucleic acid during ligand-induced down-regulation occurs post transcriptionally," Endocrinology, vol.
Determination of biological variation of alpha-fetoprotein and choriogonadotropin (beta chain) in disease-free patients with testicular cancer.
r-hCG administration in the form of a single, subcutaneous dose of choriogonadotropin alpha (Ovidrel[c], EMD Serono) was offered to patients, in general, once a dominant follicle of >17 mm was measured, with an appropriate corresponding estradiol level and a minimum endometrial thickness of 7 mm.
However, a recent study in human GCs demonstrated an inhibitory effect of Luteinizing Hormone/human Choriogonadotropin (LH/ hCG) on SFRP-4 expression (14), which may indicate that the effect of SFRP-4 in luteinization events is species specific.
Human chorionic gonadotropin induces neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells through activation of stably expressed lutropin choriogonadotropin receptor.
A decrease in [beta]-human choriogonadotropin (hCG) secretion, a hormone normally produced by ST, has also been described in term placenta incubated with high doses of anti [beta]2GP1 antibodies [57].
The inhibitory effect of ghrelin upon plasma testosterone concentrations was associated with human choriogonadotropin (hCG).
Female obese volunteers participating in a double blind study, and submitted to the administration of an oral presentation of hCG (Human Choriogonadotropin) plus a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), decreased specific body circumferences and skinfold thickness from conspicuous body areas more efficiently than Placebo+VLCD-treated subjects.