Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: The Pregnancy Hormone and More
AbstractTo thoroughly review the uses of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) related to the process of reproduction and also assess new, non-traditional theories. Review of the international literature and research studies. hCG and its receptor, LH/CGR, are expressed in numerous sites of the reproductive tract, both in gonadal and extra-goanadal tissues, promoting oocyte maturation, fertilization, implantation and early embryo development. Moreover, hCG seems to have a potential role as an anti-rejection agent in solid organ transplantation. Future research needs to focus extensively on the functions of hCG and its receptor LH/CGR, in an effort to reveal known, as well as unknown clinical potentials. View Full-Text
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Theofanakis, C.; Drakakis, P.; Besharat, A.; Loutradis, D. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: The Pregnancy Hormone and More. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1059.
Theofanakis C, Drakakis P, Besharat A, Loutradis D. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: The Pregnancy Hormone and More. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(5):1059.Chicago/Turabian Style
Theofanakis, Charalampos; Drakakis, Petros; Besharat, Alexandros; Loutradis, Dimitrios. 2017. "Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: The Pregnancy Hormone and More." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 5: 1059.
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