Lactogenic Hormone

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lactogenic hormone

[¦lak·tə¦jen·ik ′hȯr‚mōn]

Lactogenic Hormone


a hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It regulates the secretion of sex hormones by the ovaries, stimulates the formation of milk in mammary glands, and controls the maternal instinct.

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To determine the transcriptional activity of the 5'-proximal region and intron 1 of the porcine [beta]-casein gene in HC 11 cells by lactogenic hormones, the genomic DNA fragments containing the 5' -flanking region -2,657 to +39 (p[beta]CE1TATA) and -2,657 to +2,450 containing intron 1 (p[beta]CE2TATA) were fused to the luciferase gene pGV-B2.
Transcription of the casein gene in mammary epithelial cells is regulated by the lactogenic hormones, insulin, glucocorticoids, and prolactin.
To determine the effect of lactogenic hormones on the expression levels of VEGF, bMECs were treated with prolactin and dexamethasone.