Bushbaby growth hormone is much more similar to nonprimate growth hormones than to rhesus monkey and human growth hormones.

@article{Adkins2001BushbabyGH,
  title={Bushbaby growth hormone is much more similar to nonprimate growth hormones than to rhesus monkey and human growth hormones.},
  author={Ronald M. Adkins and Anton Nekrutenko and Wen Li},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
Unlike other mammals, Old World primates have five growth hormone-like genes that are highly divergent at the amino acid level from the single growth hormone genes found in nonprimates. Additionally, there is a change in the interaction of growth hormone with its receptor in humans such that human growth hormone functions in nonprimates, whereas nonprimate growth hormone is ineffective in humans. A Southern blotting analysis of the genome of a prosimian, Galago senegalensis, revealed a single… CONTINUE READING
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