Immunocytochemical localization of prolactin-releasing peptide in the rat brain.

  title={Immunocytochemical localization of prolactin-releasing peptide in the rat brain.},
  author={Minoru Maruyama and Hirokazu Matsumoto and Ken Fujiwara and Chieko Kitada and Shuji Hinuma and Haruo Onda and Masahiko Fujino and Kinji Inoue},
  volume={140 5},
A hypothalamic peptide that stimulates PRL release has recently been found as a ligand of an orphan receptor and named PRL-releasing peptide (PrRP). PrRP and its receptor were mainly detected in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, respectively. Its characteristics suggested PrRP to be a novel hypophysiotropic peptide that stimulates the anterior pituitary PRL cell; however, this remained to be confirmed morphologically. We therefore performed an immunocytochemical study to locate PrRP in the… CONTINUE READING
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