Prolactin synthesis by human chorion-decidual tissue: A possible source of prolactin in the amniotic fluid

Avraham Golander, Thomas Hurley, Janet Barrett, Amnon Hizi, Stuart Handwerger

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Abstract

Explants of human chorion-decidual tissue obtained at delivery from normal, full-term pregnancies synthesize and secrete prolactin. This hormone is indistinguishable from pituitary prolactin by Chromatographic, electrophoretic, immunologic, and receptor assay techniques. These results suggest that choriondecidua may be the source of the large quantities of prolactin in amniotic fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume202
Issue number4365
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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