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Substance Name: Prolactin
RN: 9002-62-4
UNII: 2S58538ZG2

Note

  • 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.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

  • Hormone
  • Mutation Data
  • Reproductive Effect

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Prolactin

MeSH Heading

  • Prolactin

Synonyms

  • Adenohypophyseal luteotropin
  • Anterior pituitary luteotropin
  • Bovine lactogenic hormone
  • Bovine prolactin
  • CCRIS 704
  • Galactin
  • Gonadotropin, prolactin
  • Gonadotropin,luteotropic hormone
  • Lactin
  • Lactogen, pituitary
  • Lactogenic hormone
  • Lactogenic hormone (VAN)
  • Lactogenic pituitary hormones
  • Lactosomatotropic hormone
  • Lactosomatotropic hormone (VAN)
  • Lactosomatotropin
  • Luteotrophin
  • Luteotropic hormone
  • Luteotropic Hormone LTH
  • Luteotropin
  • Mammotropin
  • NSC 25935
  • Panlitar
  • Paralactin
  • Pituitary gland, lactogenic hormone
  • Pituitary hormones, lactogenic
  • Pituitary lactogenic hormone
  • Prolactin
  • Prolactin, human
  • UNII-2S58538ZG2

Systematic Name

  • Prolactin

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9002-62-4

FDA UNII

  • 2S58538ZG2

System Generated Number

  • 0009002624