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Substance Name: Homo-activin A
RN: 104625-48-1


  • 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.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Activins


  • Activin
  • Activin A
  • Amniotic mesoderm-inducing factor
  • Bovine activin A
  • Erythroid differentiation factor
  • EYDF
  • Fsh-releasing protein
  • Homo-activin A
  • Megakaryocyte differentiation activity
  • Xenopus tissue culture mesoderm-inducing factor

Systematic Name

  • Homo-activin A

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 104625-48-1

System Generated Number

  • 0104625481