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In order to localize the epitopes of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) involved in interaction with luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) receptors, we used 14 monoclonal anti-eCG antibodies (mAbs). Different effects of these mAbs on the bioactivities of eCG were observed in in vitro bioassays, but the effects of each mAb on the(More)
The C-terminal region of the beta subunit of the human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is implied in heterodimer stability (beta26-110 disulphide bridge), in vitro LH bioactivity (region beta102-110) and in in vivo LH bioactivity (beta CTP). Like the hCG beta, the equine eLH and eCG beta subunits, also possess a C-terminal extension (CTP). But, in contrast to(More)
Equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) is a heavily glycosylated glycoprotein composed of non-covalently linked alpha- and beta-subunits. eCG possesses the particularity to bind to both LH and FSH receptors in species other than horses and to have a prolonged plasma half-life. All these properties make it of utmost interest for livestock fertilization program.(More)
In order to investigate the role of the unique seventh N23-glycosylation site of the equine LH/CG receptor (eLHCGR) in the cAMP pathway activation, COS-7 cells were transiently transfected with either the wild-type or the mutant eLHCGR(N23Q) cDNA and challenged with porcine LH and eCG for cAMP production. We showed that the N23-glycosylation site of the(More)
Horse LH/chorionic gonadotrophin (eLH/CG) exhibits, in addition to its normal LH activity, a high FSH activity in all other species tested. Donkey LH/CG (dkLH/CG) also exhibits FSH activity in other species, but about ten times less than the horse hormone. In order to understand the molecular basis of these dual gonadotrophic activities of eLH/CG and(More)
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