Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
hormone, caveolin, follicle, protein
Located in the brain and stimulated by releasing hormones from the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary gland secretes hormones into the blood stream that get dispersed throughout the body resulting in a physiological change. One of those hormones is the human follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which is a glycoprotein that is essential for reproduction in both males and females (Dias, James). FSH is a dimeric protein made up of two pieces, an alpha subunit, and a beta subunit. The alpha subunit is familiar to all glycoprotein hormones, such as luteinizing hormone, and the thyroid-stimulating hormone. The beta subunit is specific to FSH and is responsible for FSH interaction with its receptor.
Wood, David, "Investigating The Colocalization Of The Follicle Stimulating Hormone Receptor With Caveolin In Lipid Rafts" (2014). Honors Theses. 615.