Immunocytochemical study of growth hormone, ...
|Title||Immunocytochemical study of growth hormone, prolactin, and thyroid-stimulating hormone in the adenohypophysis of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus L., during its upstream migration|
|Journal||General and comparative endocrinology|
|Abstract||Immunoreactivity to growth hormone (GH), prolactin (PRL), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) was found in the adenohypophysis of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus L., during its upstream migration, by immunoperoxidase techniques with antisera to mammalian pituitary hormones. Cross-reactivity to GH and PRL was found in two different cell populations in the proximal pars distalis. Specific immunostaining for GH and PRL was absent in other parts of the lamprey pituitary. Immunoreactive TSH cells were located only in the rostral pars distalis, and corresponded in shape and size to the large basophils in this region of the lamprey pituitary. These results suggest that mammalian-like GH, PRL, and TSH are produced in the pituitary of the lamprey.|
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