Multiple promoter elements in the human chorionic gonadotropin beta subunit genes distinguish their expression from the luteinizing hormone beta gene.


The beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (CG beta) is encoded by a cluster of six genes, which have developed through gene duplication from an ancestral LH beta gene. Despite approximately 90% sequence homology between the CG beta and LH beta promoters, the CG beta gene is expressed in the placenta, whereas the LH beta promoter is active only in the… (More)