SUMMARY, EXPLANATION AND LIMITATIONS:
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH or thyrotropin) is a hormone synthesized and secreted by thyrotrope cells in the anterior pituitary gland which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid gland. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). TSH production is controlled by a Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH), which is manufactured in the hypothalamus and transported to the pituitary gland, where it increases TSH production and release. Somatostatin is also produced by the hypothalamus and has an opposite effect on the pituitary production of TSH, decreasing or inhibiting its release. TSH is a useful marker in classification of pituitary tumors and the study of pituitary disease. TSH antibody primarily reacts with TSH-producing cells.
Immunogen: Purified human TSH.
Staining pattern: Cytoplasmic.
Positive control: Tissue sample from anterior pituitary.
This antibody is designed for the specific localization of human TSH using IHC techniques in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections.