"Activins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Activins are produced in the pituitary, gonads, and other tissues. By acting locally, they stimulate pituitary FSH secretion and have diverse effects on cell differentiation and embryonic development. Activins are glycoproteins that are hetero- or homodimers of INHIBIN-BETA SUBUNITS.
- FSH-Releasing Protein
- FSH Releasing Protein
- Protein, FSH-Releasing
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