|Calculated MW||25753 Da|
|Other Names||PRL, luteotropic hormone, LTH, PRLR, PRL-R, PRL R|
|Format||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-rat Prolactin polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 30% glycerol and 0.01% thimerosal.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Precautions||Prolactin Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Prolactin acts primarily on the mammary gland by promoting lactation.|
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Prolactin (also known as mammotrophin, luterotropic hormone, and lutetropin) is a neuroendocrine hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. Its primary function is to promote and maintain lactation during pregnancy and suckling. In addition, Prolactin plays an immune-regulatory role by stimulating the activities of ornithine decarboxylase and protein kinase C, which are important for the proliferation, differentiation, and function of lymphocytes. Rat Prolactin is a 22.5 kDa globular protein containing 198 amino acid residues.
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