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Luteinizing Hormone MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Luteinizing Hormone
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.322.576.463
D06.472.699.631.525.343.463
D12.644.548.691.525.343.463
Unique ID
D007986
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007986
Annotation
do not confuse entry term LUTROPIN with PLACENTAL LUTEOTROPIN; for alpha subunit, coordinate with GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES, ALPHA SUBUNIT; LUTEINIZING HORMONE, BETA SUBUNIT is also available
Scope Note
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Luteinizing hormone regulates steroid production by the interstitial cells of the TESTIS and the OVARY. The preovulatory LUTEINIZING HORMONE surge in females induces OVULATION, and subsequent LUTEINIZATION of the follicle. LUTEINIZING HORMONE 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)
ICSH (Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone)
Interstitial Cell-Stimulating Hormone
LH (Luteinizing Hormone)
Luteoziman
Luteozyman
Lutropin
Registry Number
9002-67-9
CAS Type 1 Name
Luteinizing hormone
NLM Classification #
WK 515
See Also
Receptors, LH
Public MeSH Note
2003; see ICSH 1963-1967
History Note
2003 (1968); use ICSH 1963-1967
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/07/01
Luteinizing Hormone Preferred
Luteozyman Narrower
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