Rat milk stimulates pituitary growth hormone secretion of neonatal pituitaries in vitro

Zsuzsanna Ács, B. Kacsóh, Z. Veress, B. E. Tóth

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Aqueous extracts of rat milk stimulated growth hormone (GH) secretion from superfused pituitaries of two-day old rats. The GH stimulatory effect of milk increased with the time elapsed postpartum; growth hormone releasing hormone and thyrotropin releasing hormone seem to be the major milk borne GH releasing factors. These results indicate that milk intake may play a role in maintaining the high plasma GH levels observed in the neonatal period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2315-2321
Number of pages7
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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