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Follicle Stimulating Hormone MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.322.576.288
D06.472.699.631.525.343.288
D12.644.548.691.525.343.288
Unique ID
D005640
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005640
Annotation
for alpha subunit, coord with GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES, ALPHA SUBUNIT; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE, BETA SUBUNIT is also available; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE, HUMAN is also available
Scope Note
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
Entry Term(s)
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
Follitropin
Pharm Action
Hormones
Registry Number
9002-68-0
CAS Type 1 Name
Follicle-stimulating hormone
NLM Classification #
WK 515
See Also
Receptors, FSH
Public MeSH Note
2002; see FSH 1963-2001; for FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE see FSH 1963-2001
History Note
2002(1963)
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Follicle Stimulating Hormone Preferred
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