FSH ELISA Assay Kit
The FSH ELISA Assay Kit is For Research Use Only
Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 1 IU/L
Dynamic Range: 5-100IU/L
Incubation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Sample Type: Serum
Sample Size: 25 µL
Human follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a glycoprotein hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland. There are three other glycoprotein hormones, namely Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone (both produced by anterior pituitary gland) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (produced by the placenta) which are structurally similar. Each hormone has an alpha and beta subunit. The α subunits of each hormone are similar with the β subunit is specific to each hormone. The α subunits contain 92 amino acids with the β subunits vary with each hormone. The β subunit of both FSH and LH contain 115 amino acids, TSH 110 amino acids, and hCG 147 amino acids.
The FSH and LH hormones function differently in females and males. It is to be noted that in women the growth and maturation of the ovarian follicle is dependent of FSH, while in men both LH and FSH act on the testes.