chorionic gonadotropin, beta polypeptide Identifiers Symbol(s) CGB Entrez 1082 OMIM 118860 RefSeq NM_000737 UniProt Q8WXL1 PDB [1] Other data EC number [2] Locus Chr. 19 q13.3 Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a peptide hormone produced in pregnancy, that is made by the embryo soon after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast (part of the placenta). Its role is to prevent the disintegration of the corpus luteum of the ovary and thereby maintain pr ...
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