Inhibin-Alpha A chain Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 134 amino acids fragment (233-366) and having an amino-terminal hexahistidine tag, having a total molecular weight of 19.2 kDa. The Inhibin-Alpha A chain is purified by standard chromatographic techniques.
Inhibins are dimeric peptide hormones produced by female ovarian granulose cells and male Sertoli cells as well as a variety of other tissues. Inhibins have two isoforms, A and B, with the same alpha subunit but different beta subunits. Inhibin A is a dimer of alpha and beta A subunits, inhibin B is a dimer of alpha and beta B subunits.Inhibins are thoµght to inhibit the production of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) by the pituitary gland. In addition, Inhibins are also thoµght to play a role in the control of gametogenesis, and embryonic and fetal development.