Expression patterns of the prolactin receptor gene in chicken lymphoid tissues during embryogenesis and posthatch period.

@article{Kang2007ExpressionPO,
  title={Expression patterns of the prolactin receptor gene in chicken lymphoid tissues during embryogenesis and posthatch period.},
  author={Zhuang Kang and Gr{\'e}goy Y. B{\'e}d{\'e}carrats and David Zadworny},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={
          2404-12
        }
}
Prolactin (PRL) is a pituitary hormone with multiple homeostatic roles among vertebrates. Although it has mainly been studied in relation to its role during the initiation and maintenance of incubation behavior in avian species, it has also been shown to act on the immune system. In this study, levels of PRL receptor (PRLR) mRNA were quantified by real-time PCR, and tissue expression was localized by in situ hybridization in primary and secondary lymphoid organs. Prolactin receptor was shown to… CONTINUE READING