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Aliases for LHB Gene

Aliases for LHB Gene

  • Luteinizing Hormone Beta Polypeptide 2 3
  • Luteinizing Hormone Beta Subunit 2 3
  • Lutropin Beta Chain 3 4
  • LSH-Beta 3 4
  • LSH-B 3 4
  • Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone, Beta Chain 3
  • Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone 2
  • Luteinizing Hormone Subunit Beta 4
  • Lutropin Subunit Beta 3
  • Beta Chain 2
  • Lutropin 2
  • CGB4 3
  • HH23 3
  • HLHB 3
  • LH-B 4

External Ids for LHB Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LHB Gene

  • GC19M050177
  • GC19M049887
  • GC19M054195
  • GC19M054211
  • GC19M049519
  • GC19M045895

Summaries for LHB Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for LHB Gene

  • This gene is a member of the glycoprotein hormone beta chain family and encodes the beta subunit of luteinizing hormone (LH). Glycoprotein hormones are heterodimers consisting of a common alpha subunit and an unique beta subunit which confers biological specificity. LH is expressed in the pituitary gland and promotes spermatogenesis and ovulation by stimulating the testes and ovaries to synthesize steroids. The genes for the beta chains of chorionic gonadotropin and for luteinizing hormone are contiguous on chromosome 19q13.3. Mutations in this gene are associated with hypogonadism which is characterized by infertility and pseudohermaphroditism. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for LHB Gene

LHB (Luteinizing Hormone Beta Polypeptide) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LHB include leydig cell hypoplasia due to lhb deficiency and drug psychosis. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and NF-KappaB Family Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and hormone activity. An important paralog of this gene is TSHB.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LHB Gene

  • Promotes spermatogenesis and ovulation by stimulating the testes and ovaries to synthesize steroids

Gene Wiki entry for LHB Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for LHB Gene

Genomics for LHB Gene

Regulatory Elements for LHB Gene

Epigenetics Products

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat

Genomic Location for LHB Gene

49,015,980 bp from pter
49,017,090 bp from pter
1,111 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for LHB Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for LHB Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for LHB Gene

Proteins for LHB Gene

  • Protein details for LHB Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Lutropin subunit beta
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9UDI0

    Protein attributes for LHB Gene

    141 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    15345 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterodimer of a common alpha chain and a unique beta chain which confers biological specificity to thyrotropin, lutropin, follitropin and gonadotropin

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for LHB Gene

neXtProt entry for LHB Gene

Proteomics data for LHB Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for LHB Gene

Other Protein References for LHB Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for LHB Gene

Domains for LHB Gene

Gene Families for LHB Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for LHB Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the glycoprotein hormones subunit beta family.
  • Belongs to the glycoprotein hormones subunit beta family.
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Function for LHB Gene

Molecular function for LHB Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
luteinizing hormone,beta polypeptide (see CGB@),whith a common genetic variant-leading in the heterozygous or homozygous type to slight but significant alterations in ovarian steroido genesis,delayed progression of puberty in males
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Promotes spermatogenesis and ovulation by stimulating the testes and ovaries to synthesize steroids

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for LHB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005102 receptor binding TAS 10484773
GO:0005179 hormone activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with LHB: view
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Animal Models for LHB Gene

MGI Knock Outs for LHB:

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for LHB Gene

Localization for LHB Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LHB Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for LHB Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for LHB gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 2
cytosol 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for LHB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways for LHB Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for LHB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006701 progesterone biosynthetic process TAS 14557487
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS 10484773
GO:0007267 cell-cell signaling TAS 10484773
GO:0008584 male gonad development TAS 6785294
GO:0016486 peptide hormone processing TAS --
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Drugs for LHB Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for LHB Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
gnrh 50.1 2
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with LHB: view

Transcripts for LHB Gene

mRNA/cDNA for LHB Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(0) Additional mRNA sequences :
(37) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for LHB Gene

Luteinizing hormone beta polypeptide:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for LHB Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for LHB Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for LHB Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for LHB Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for LHB Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pituitary (52.1).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for LHB Gene Hs.154704

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for LHB Gene

Tissue specificity: Pituitary gland
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Primer Products

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and Expression partners for LHB Gene

Orthologs for LHB Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for LHB Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia LHB 35
  • 82.98 (n)
  • 70.92 (a)
LHB 36
  • 70 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia LHB 35
  • 82.27 (n)
  • 74.47 (a)
LHB 36
  • 74 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Lhb 35
  • 78.96 (n)
  • 71.63 (a)
Lhb 16
Lhb 36
  • 71 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LHB 35
  • 98.11 (n)
  • 99.29 (a)
LHB 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Lhb 35
  • 79.91 (n)
  • 71.63 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia LHB 36
  • 59 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 37 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100490615 35
  • 51.82 (n)
  • 37.5 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii lhb 35
  • 54.95 (n)
  • 46.85 (a)
lhb 36
  • 38 (a)
Species with no ortholog for LHB:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for LHB Gene

Gene Tree for LHB (if available)
Gene Tree for LHB (if available)

Paralogs for LHB Gene

Paralogs for LHB Gene

(8) SIMAP similar genes for LHB Gene using alignment to 3 proteins: Pseudogenes for LHB Gene

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Variants for LHB Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for LHB Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs6521 -- 49,016,616(-) GCTGT(C/G)GAGAA reference, synonymous-codon
rs1056914 -- 49,016,598(-) TGCCC(A/C)GTGTG reference, synonymous-codon
rs1800447 Benign, - 49,016,648(-) GGCCA(C/T)GGTGC missense, reference
rs1960072 -- 49,017,245(-) GGGGC(A/G)CTCTG upstream-variant-2KB
rs2387588 -- 49,016,536(+) GCCCC(A/G)GGCAG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for LHB Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv9739 CNV Gain+Loss 18304495
nsv833857 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv912248 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3970n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv833859 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv912251 CNV Loss 21882294
esv22462 CNV Gain 19812545
nsv471416 CNV Duplication 19718026

Relevant External Links for LHB Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LHB Gene

Disorders for LHB Gene


  • Hypogonadism LHB-related (HGON-LHB) [MIM:152780]: Characterized by infertility and pseudohermaphroditism. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:1727547}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(4) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for LHB Gene

Genatlas disease for LHB Gene

fertile eunuchoidism,hypogonadotropic hypogonadism,male infantilism,male infertility in heterozygotes but normal sexual development and fertility in female heterozygotes

Relevant External Links for LHB

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with LHB: view

No data available for OMIM and Novoseek inferred disease relationships for LHB Gene

Publications for LHB Gene

  1. Human pituitary lutropin. Isolation, properties, and the complete amino acid sequence of the beta-subunit. (PMID: 1191677) Sairam M.R. … Li C.H. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1975) 2 3 4
  2. A new molecular variant of luteinizing hormone associated with female infertility. (PMID: 9457942) Liao W.X. … Ratnam S.S. (Fertil. Steril. 1998) 3 4
  3. Structure of a receptor-binding fragment from human luteinizing hormone beta-subunit determined by [1H]- and [15N]nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. (PMID: 1495492) Keutmann H.T. … Weiss M.A. (Mol. Endocrinol. 1992) 3 4
  4. The primary structure of the hormone-specific, beta subunit of human pituitary luteinizing hormone (hLH). (PMID: 4685398) Shome B. … Parlow A.F. (J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 1973) 3 4
  5. Evolution of the genes for the beta subunits of human chorionic gonadotropin and luteinizing hormone. (PMID: 6690982) Talmadge K. … Fiddes J.C. (Nature 1984) 3 4

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