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Edited by György M. Nagy

Semmelweis University, Hungary


Prolactin is a polypeptide hormone that is synthesized in and secreted from the lactotrophs of the anterior pituitary gland. We are now aware that synthesis and secretion of prolactin is not restricted to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, but other organs and individual cells can also produce it. This book provides the headlines to follow a course of cumulated knowledge on prolactin research during the last two-three decades and it may also help us understand some of the concerns that we face today.

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ProlactinEdited by György M. Nagy

Published: January 23rd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/2950

ISBN: 978-953-51-0943-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7073-0

Copyright year: 2013

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36877 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

25 Web of Science Citations

42 Dimensions Citations


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1. Prolactin and Angiogenesis: Biological Implications of Microheterogeneity

By Kambadur Muralidhar and Jaeok Lee


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2. In vitro Effects of the Prolactin, Growth Hormone and Somatolactin on Cell Turnover in Fish Esophagus: Possible Mode of Opposite Osmoregulatory Actions of Prolactin and Growth Hormone

By Hideya Takahashi, Hiroki Kudose, Chiyo Takagi, Shunsuke Moriyama and Tatsuya Sakamoto


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3. Use of the Bovine Prolactin Gene (bPRL) for Estimating Genetic Variation and Milk Production in Aboriginal Russian Breeds of Bos taurus L.

By I.V. Lazebnaya, O.E. Lazebny, S.R. Khatami and G.E. Sulimova


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4. Prolactin in the Immune System

By Lorenza Díaz, Mauricio Díaz Muñoz, Leticia González, Saúl Lira-Albarrán, Fernando Larrea and Isabel Méndez


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5. Neuregulin-1 (Nrg1): An Emerging Regulator of Prolactin (PRL) Secretion

By Weijiang Zhao


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6. Autocrine and Paracrine Regulation of Prolactin Secretion by Prolactin Variants and by Hypothalamic Hormones

By Flavio Mena, Nilda Navarro and Alejandra Castilla


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7. The Effect of Physiological and Environmental Factors on the Prolactin Profile in Seasonally Breeding Animals

By Edyta Molik, Tomasz Misztal and Dorota A. Zieba


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8. The Role of Prolactin in the Regulation of Male Copulatory Behavior

By Toru R. Saito, Márk Oláh, Misao Terada and György M. Nagy


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9. Prolactin and Infertility

By Gokalp Oner


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10. The Regulation of Pituitary Prolactin Secretion: Hypothalamic, Intrapituitary and Intracellular Factors and Signaling Mechanisms

By Viktória Reinhoffer, Márk Oláh, Miklós Vecsernyés, Béla E. Tóth and György M. Nagy


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11. Prolactin Receptor Isoforms in Human Breast Cancer

By Erika Ginsburg, Christopher D. Heger, Paul Goldsmith and Barbara K. Vonderhaar


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12. Physiological and Pathological Hyperprolactinemia: Can We Minimize Errors in the Clinical Practice?

By Miguel Ángel Castaño López, José Luís Robles Rodríguez and Marta Robles García


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