|Chorionic Gonadotropin, alpha Chain ( alpha HCG) in Human Placenta. Chorionic Gonadotropin, alpha Chain ( alpha HCG) was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human placenta using Mouse Anti-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, alpha Chain ( alpha HCG) Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB4169) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Mouse HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS002) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Lower panel shows a lack of labeling if primary antibodies are omitted and tissue is stained only with secondary antibody followed by incubation with detection reagents. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.|
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, alpha chain (CGA) is a 92 aa glycopeptide that functions as the shared alpha subunit of the heterodimeric peptide hormones choriogonadotropin, leutinizing hormone, thryoid stimulating hormone, and follicle stimulating hormone. CGA circulates as a free molecule and in noncovalent complexes with the unique beta subunits of those hormones. CGA is secreted by the pituitary and placenta. Mature human CGA shares 69%‑73% aa sequence identity with canine, equine, feline, mouse, porcine, and rat CGA.
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