The prolactin family and pregnancy-dependent adaptations
The prolactin gene family represents species-specific expansions of hormones/cytokines contributing to the regulation of pregnancy-dependent adaptations. In this review, we discuss the prolactin family expansion in the mouse and rat, its linkage with viviparity and its potential role in regulating adaptations to physiological stressors.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute of Maternal–Fetal Biology, Division of Cancer and Developmental Biology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Publication date: February 1, 2006