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Mesh term Prolactin

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Gonadotropins, Pituitary
Pituitary Hormones, Anterior

Description

A lactogenic hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). It is a polypeptide of approximately 23 kD. Besides its major action on lactation, in some species prolactin exerts effects on reproduction, maternal behavior, fat metabolism, immunomodulation and osmoregulation. Prolactin receptors are present in the mammary gland, hypothalamus, liver, ovary, testis, and prostate.



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jenkins-FCD Prod-486 e3098984f26de787f5ecab75090d0a28e7f4f7c0