Properties and Regulatory Mechanisms of the Mammotrophic Hormones of the Anterior Pituitary and Placenta

  • Alfred T. Cowie
  • Isabel A. Forsyth
  • Ian C. Hart
Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 15)


Prolactin, growth hormone (GH) and placental lactogen are protein hormones of primary importance in mammary gland development and function. Despite species differences in responses, unless at least one of these hormones is present the mammary gland will neither grow nor produce milk.


Growth Hormone Human Growth Hormone Prolactin Secretion Mouse Mammary Gland Prolactin Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred T. Cowie
    • 1
  • Isabel A. Forsyth
    • 1
  • Ian C. Hart
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute for Research in DairyingUniversity of ReadingShinfield, ReadingEngland

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