lactogenic hormone

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Noun1.lactogenic hormone - gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
lactogen - any agent that enhances milk production
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For lactogenic hormone induction, the HC11 cells as a negative control and HC11-EGFP cells were cultured in growth media (RPMI1640 [HyClone Co.
However, when lactogenic hormone was added, the luciferase activity of p[beta]CE1TATA and p[beta]CE1mTATA were 0.
2000) treatment of confluent cultures with differentiation medium containing the lactogenic hormones dexamethasone, insulin and prolactin led to a dose-dependent induction of [beta]-casein mRNA expression, while proliferating cells or HC11 cultured in differentiation medium lacking prolactin expressed very low levels of [beta]-casein mRNA.