bovine somatotropin

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bovine somatotropin

A 190-amino acid protein produced by the bovine pituitary, which evokes somatic growth (partially mediated by insulin-like growth factor) and increased milk production.
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After 60 days of lactation, animals were injected subcutaneously biweekly intervals until the end of study with 500 mg of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) suspended in 792 mg of a prolonged-release formulation of sesame oil (POSILAC, Monsanto, USA).
The board of directors of the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) unanimously voted to condemn the actions taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with respect to dairy product labels that cannot refer to the absence of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH, also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST)), without providing an FDA dictated disclaimer designed to assure consumers that these substances are safe.
Recombinant bovine somatotropin (BST) is a product for increasing milk production in dairy cows.
5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of the new animal drug sometribove, a recombinant bovine somatotropin (bST) product for increasing milk production in diary cows.
Douglas Skelton of the American Medical Association said "all currently available scientific evidence suggests that the use of recombinant bovine somatotropin by the dairy industry poses no threat to human health.

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