A novel glycoprotein in the olfactory and pituitary systems of larval and adult lampreys.


A novel homodimeric glycoprotein was isolated and characterized from the pituitaries of adult sea lampreys, Petromyzon marinus, modern representatives of the earliest vertebrates. The monomer consists of 121 amino-acid residues in a sequence that has no resemblance to any known pituitary hormone. Whereas this protein is localized in most cells of the… (More)


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