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(Science: protein) pituitary lactogenic hormone (23 kD) Synthesised on endoplasmic reticulum bound ribosomes as preprolactin that has an N terminal signal peptide that is cleaved from the mature form. The conversion of preprolactin to prolactin has been much used as an assay for membrane insertion. Gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition.See [[LH.

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Re: mammary gland of male in mammals

... whether mammary glands are not simply sweat glands that expand and develop more alveoli buds as the breast produces lactose when stimulated with prolactin--the hormone produced primarily during pregnancy and one that is necessary for milk production. Also because of testosterone, the male breast ...

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by Annij
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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Growth Hormone and Prolactin

if growth hormone and prolactin bind to the same receptor, why don't we produce milk upon growth?

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by ladyk1989
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Growth Hormone and Prolactin
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breast problem

... You mean GH? Well, I don't think so. As far as I know, breast cells are not the target of that hormone. GH especially works in bone cells. Prolactin works on breast cells too (alveolus). But naturally this hormone is prepared for lactation. About the commercial medicine, I think it usually ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: breast problem
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The Fiber Disease

... and: Mastoparan, a wasp venom peptide, stimulates release of prolactin from cultured rat anterior pituitary cells > what? it is cultured from rat-brain cells? What? http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/cgi/content/abstract/142/1/9 ...

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by London
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Shame on you

... benztropine, and acutely with with diphenhydramine, but oculogyric crisis is best managed by a psychiatrist. Because of their effects on prolactin secretion, neuroleptics can precipitate amenorrhea, galactorrhea, and dysmenorrhea.[17] Conclusion Pimozide, a selective blocker of dopamine ...

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by Sabrina
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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