Anti-Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)


Follicle stimulating hormone facilitates ovarian folliculogenesis to the antral follicle stage and is necessary for Sertoli cell propagation and enhancement of sperm quality in the testis. FSH is member of the pituitary glycoprotein hormone family, it consist of a shared alpha chain and a beta chain encoded by a separate gene. The FSHB gene encodes the beta subunit of follicle stimulating hormone. Tumors that do not consist of adenohypophysial cells neither produce nor contain pituitary hormone, and thus immunoperoxidase techniques are helpful in distinguishing them from those pituitary tumors that store various hormones in the cell cytoplasm. FSH, a glycoprotein hormone, stimulates the graafian follicles of the ovary and assists subsequently in follicular maturation and the secretion of estradiol. In the male, it stimulates the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules and is partially responsible for inducing spermatogenesis
Intended Use: IVD
Antibody Type: Polyclonal
Clone: Polyclonal
Source: Rabbit
Tissue Type/Cancer Type: Pituitary