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. 1998 Oct 25;145(1-2):137-42.
doi: 10.1016/s0303-7207(98)00180-4.

Activating and Inactivating Mutations in LH Receptors


Activating and Inactivating Mutations in LH Receptors

A P Themmen et al. Mol Cell Endocrinol. .


The glycoprotein hormones luteinizing hormone (LH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), both of which act through the LH receptor, play an important role in the regulation of both male and female gonadal function. Testicular androgen production by the Leydig cells is almost entirely dependent on LH/hCG action, while in the ovary LH triggers both oestrogen and progestin secretion and ovulation of the Graaffian follicles. In this review we discuss the various mutations that have been found in the LH receptor gene in the human and the lessons that can be learned from the phenotypes of the carriers of these mutations.

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