galactopoietic hormone -->
prolactin
medical dictionary

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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.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)