Aliases for FSHB Gene
External Ids for FSHB Gene
The pituitary glycoprotein hormone family includes follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, chorionic gonadotropin, and thyroid-stimulating hormone. All of these glycoproteins consist of an identical alpha subunit and a hormone-specific beta subunit. This gene encodes the beta subunit of follicle-stimulating hormone. In conjunction with luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone induces egg and sperm production. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variants encoding the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FSHB Gene
FSHB (Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Beta Polypeptide) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FSHB include pandas and follicle-stimulating hormone deficiency, isolated. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and follicle-stimulating hormone activity. An important paralog of this gene is TSHB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FSHB Gene
Stimulates development of follicle and spermatogenesis in the reproductive organs