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Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Human MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Human
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.631.525.343.288.625
Unique ID
D043373
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D043373
Annotation
for alpha subunit, coordinate with GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES, ALPHA SUBUNIT; for beta subunit, coordinate with FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE, BETA SUBUNIT
Scope Note
A major gonadotropin secreted by the human adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and the LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. The alpha subunit is common in the three human pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
Entry Term(s)
Anthrogon
FSH, Human
FSH, human (follicle stimulating hormone)
Human FSH
Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
hFSH
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (1966-2003)
Public MeSH Note
2004; see FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE 1987-2003; for ANTHROGON see FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE 1985-2003
History Note
2004; use FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE 1987-2003; for ANTHROGON use FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE 1985-2003; for FOLLITROPIN-BETA use FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE, BETA SUBUNIT 2003-2012
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Human Preferred
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