, 12:368 | Cite as

Confirmation of local amino acid sequence homology between human prolactin and the amyloid-related proteins

  • S. Benvenga
  • S. Cannavò
  • F. Trimarchi
  • F. Guarneri


Prolactin Pituitary Adenoma Amyloidosis Pituitary Hormone Beta Subunit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Benvenga
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. Cannavò
    • 1
  • F. Trimarchi
    • 1
  • F. Guarneri
    • 4
  1. 1.Sezione di Endocrinologia del Dipartimento Clinico Sperimentale di Medicina e FarmacologiaUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Master di Endocrinologia dell’Infanzia dell’Adolescenza e della DonnaUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly
  3. 3.Programma di Endocrinologia Molecolare ClinicaAOU Policlinico Gaetano MartinoMessinaItaly
  4. 4.Istituto di DermatologiaUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly

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