luteinising hormonemedical dictionary

<endocrinology> A glycoprotein hormone (26 kD) and gonadotrophin. Made up of an _ chain (96 amino acids) identical to other gonadotrophins and a hormone specific _ chain. Acts with follicle-stimulating hormone to stimulate sex hormone release.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)