Mammalian pregnancy is characterized by a concerted and widespread series of changes in maternal physiology, many of which are direct responses to the binding of placental hormones to maternal targets. Among these placental hormones are proteins closely related to prolactin. In rodents, a large number of these placental prolactin-related hormones are expressed that have a broad spectrum of activities, including activities on endothelial cells and blood cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Recent Progress in Hormone Research|
|State||Published - 2000|
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