Thyrotropin-releasing Hormone Receptor Assay

Thyrotropin-releasing Hormone Receptor Assay

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), also called thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF) or thyroliberin, is one of the smallest hormones. It is a releasing hormone produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the release of TSH and prolactin. It is a tropic, tripeptidal hormone which consists of a miniature chain of just three amino acid building blocks. Secretion of thyrotropin-releasing hormone…

TSH Functional Assay

TSH Functional Assay

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (also known as thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone or TSH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland. Pituitary gland produces and releases TSH into the bloodstream. It controls production of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine, by the thyroid gland by binding to receptors located on cells in the thyroid gland. Thyroxine and…

FSH Functional Assay

FSH Functional Assay

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is one of the gonadotrophic hormones, as well as luteinising hormone. It regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body. FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH) work together in the reproductive system. FSH is used commonly in infertility therapy, mainly for ovarian hyperstimulation as part of IVF. In…

LHCGR Functional Assay

LHCGR Functional Assay

The luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR), also lutropin/choriogonadotropin receptor (LCGR) or luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) is a transmembrane receptor found predominantly in the ovary and testis, but also many extragonadal organs such as the uterus and breasts. The receptor interacts with both luteinizing hormone (LH) and chorionic gonadotropins (such as hCG in humans). Its activation is…