Growth hormone and prolactin secretion in cultured somatomammotroph cells.

A somatomammotropic cell line (P0) derived from adult rat pituitaries has been maintained in culture for 2 yr. Secretion of GH and PRL by this cell line has been studied in response to hypophysiotropic peptides known to affect the release of both hormones as well as agents that affect second messenger systems in an attempt to characterize the stimulus… (More)