Preparation of a Highly Purified Sample of the Urinary Gonadotrophin

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THE difficulty encountered in the determination of the physical and chemical properties of the urinary gonadotropin is closely related to its small concentration in urine. It is also the reason why so many studies concerning this hormone refer mainly to its biological properties. Nevertheless, it would be of considerable interest to obtain gondadotropin of high purity. That is why we attempted to isolate it from the urine of sterilized women or women at the menopause. We report here our preliminary results.

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BOURRILLON, R., GOT, R. & MARCY, R. Preparation of a Highly Purified Sample of the Urinary Gonadotrophin. Nature 184, 983 (1959) doi:10.1038/184983a0

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