R M. Lequin

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A new procedure is described for the isolation of the alpha and beta chains of the hormone. In this method, thenative hormone is incubated in acidic urea and the chains are then separated by ion-exchange chromatography. The amino-terminal residue of the alpha subunit is valine. The carboxy-terminal end of the alpha subunit is of variable length. No(More)
Serial plasma levels of prolactin, follicle-stimulating/ml hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), 17beta-oestradiol (E) and progesterone (P) were determined by radio-immunoassay in ten healthy women during late pregnancy and puerperium until the occurrence of the first menstruation, at which moment an endometrial biopsy was taken. Prolactin(More)
The mean basal plasma LH and FSH levels in 8 patients with Klinefelter's syndrome were respectively 5 and 15-fold higher than in 8 eugonadal males, whereas plasma testosterone concentration were half the normal value. After an intravenous bolus injection of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (100 mug of LH-RH) the gonadotrophin increase in the Klinefelter(More)
The quantitative responses to vaccination with hepatitis A vaccine was determined in 113 volunteers using a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for total antibodies to hepatitis A. Administration of vaccine or control preparation was carried out according to two regimens; at 0, 1 and 12 months (regimen I) and at 0, 0.5 and 12 months(More)
The functioning of the hypothalamo-pituitary-target organs axis was assessed in 3 patients with 'fertile eunuch' syndrome (FE) and 6 patients with 'classic' hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (HH) with or without hyposmia. Both groups of patients did not differ from each other with regard to basal serum prolactin levels, pituitary growth hormone and(More)