PRL


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

prolactin

 [pro-lak´tin]
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the growth of breast tissue and stimulates and sustains milk production in postpartum mammals, and shows luteotropic activity in certain mammals. Called also lactogenic hormone and mammotropin.

PRL

Abbreviation for prolactin.

PRL

The gene on 6p22.2-p21.3 that encodes prolactin.

PRL

Abbreviation for prolactin.
References in periodicals archive ?
We propose a clinical-serologic-immunohistochemical algorithm based on a screening step composed of IHC for Pit1, SF-1, and ACTH and an additional step for Pit-1 family members and plurihormonal tumors using IHC for PRL, GH, TSH, and CAM5.2.
However, a PRL insider has disclosed the body is considering a request from Wales to allow all of the English-based players in Howley's 36-strong squad to be available for the clash with the Wallabies.
However, there remains a glimmer of hope for Howley in that the PRL agreed to allow it's Wales' contingent to play in the warm-up match against England at Twickenham last May ahead of the tour of New Zealand because it was a fund-raiser for the Rugby Football Union, who pay PRL for the release of Dylan Hartley, Maro Itoje and company for internationals.
For Alaska, airship operations will be based at the PRL logistics operations center in Kenai, and supported by other PRL locations throughout the state.
Los niveles de PRL en suero se han conseguido elevados en pacientes con LES aproximadamente en un 15 y 31% de los casos y en el 66% de los casos la causa es desconocida (11).
In his essay, he analysed two paradigms for judging the times of the PRL The first one considered communism as a blank page in Polish history; the second regarded it rather as years of normality.
Under the deal, Oil Search and Total have agreed that Total's acquisition of equity in PRL 15 and InterOil's exploration assets will be on the same terms as Oil Search's proposed acquisition of InterOil announced earlier.
PRL continued profitable trend during the third quarter and recorded a profit after taxation of Rs860.46 million during the nine months period closed March 31, 2016 as against to loss after taxation of Rs2,484 million during the corresponding period previous year.
In the present study, we prepared a panel of monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibodies against PRL, and we have determined that one antibody, termed B7, could trigger intracellular signalling (JAK2-STAT5) in CHO-PRLR and Nb2 cells.
A partir de esta informacion, el objetivo de nuestro estudio consistio en evaluar la relacion entre el polimorfismo de los genes LGB, CSN y PRL y las caracteristicas de produccion de leche en la raza CNT utilizando la tecnica RCP-PLFR y los modelos lineales generales.
The prolactin gene (PRL) encodes an essential hormone for initiation and maintenance of lactation, milk protein genes expression, osmoregulation, growth and development, reproduction and immune functions (Zukiewicz et al., 2012).