Characterization of a large molecular weight prolactin in women with idiopathic hyperprolactinemia and normal menses.

This study reports the presence of a large molecular sized PRL as the major form of circulating immunoactive PRL in five women with idiopathic hyperprolactinemia and normal menses. Gel filtration patterns of serum from these patients revealed 98-100% predominance of a 150,000- to 160,000-dalton PRL in contrast to the predominance of the 22,000-dalton… CONTINUE READING