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By J. S. Parks, M. Kassels, M. C. McKean, J. T. Parks, C. Johnson, L. Meacham (auth.), Eugenio E. MÜller, Daniela Cocchi, Vittorio Locatelli (eds.)

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Readers of this publication can replace their wisdom within the fast-moving box of endocrinology and neurobiology. issues touching on progress and improvement are broadly reviewed from either uncomplicated technological know-how and scientific viewpoints. features with regards to progress improvement and to the keep an eye on of mobile differentiation and multiplication are mentioned. extra new details is equipped on: artificial recombinant human progress hormone (rHGH); strength diagnostic and healing functions of the neuropeptide, progress hormone freeing hormone (GHRH); the body structure and physiopathology of the neural keep an eye on of progress hormone secretion; the prognosis and remedy of progress hormone deficiency or extra states; and the biology, functionality and attainable usage of development components. those vital new findings are appropriate to growth in pediatrics, pediatric and scientific endocrinology, neuroendocrinology and physiology.

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Pituitary-derived hGH (pit-hGH) was produced by KabiVitrum AB (Crescormon) and Serono (Asellacrin). Amino acid standards, constant boiling HCl, and trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) came from the Pierce Chemical Co. Other organic solvents were from Burdick and Jackson. Equipment Buffer exchange was carried out using PD-10 columns (Pharmacia). A Savant Speed-Vac was used to evaporate samples. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analysis was done either with Waters 510 pumps and a 440 absorbance monitor with an extended wavelength module, or with a HewlettPackard 1090 liquid chromatograph with a diode array detector.

Duckworth et al. (1986a) have cloned four other prolactin-related rat placental cDNAs and sequenced one which they term "rat prolactin (rPRL) -like protein A". It has about 30% sequence homology with rPLII, rPRL, mouse proliferin, and mouse proliferin-related protein. Consideration of substitutions of equivalent amino acids raises the degrees of homology to about 45%. 8 NATIVE AND BIOSYNTHETIC GROWTH HORMONES The plethora of placental prolactin-like peptides is intriguing. It is not known whether their genes are clustered or dispersed among several chromosomes.

Among non-primates, placental lactogens are more closely related to prolactin. Both mice and rats express at least 2 PLs. The mid-pregnancy lactogens, termed PL-I, appear transiently, are highly glycosylated, and have apparent molecular weights of approximately 40,000. The mouse and rat PL-Is have not been cloned. Late pregnancy PLs, termed PL-II, increase until birth, are not glycosylated, and have molecular weights of about 20,000. Their cDNAs have been cloned. Mouse PL-II has 38% amino acid sequence homology with mouse prolactin (mPRL), but only 20% homology with mGH (Jackson et al.

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