Late gestational hyperprolactinemia accelerates mammary epithelial cell differentiation that leads to increased milk yield.

@article{Vanklompenberg2013LateGH,
  title={Late gestational hyperprolactinemia accelerates mammary epithelial cell differentiation that leads to increased milk yield.},
  author={M K Vanklompenberg and Rodrigo Manjar{\'i}n and Josephine F. Trott and H F McMicking and Russel C. Hovey},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={1102-11}
}
The growth rate of piglets is limited by sow milk yield, which reflects the extent of epithelial growth and differentiation in the mammary glands (MG) during pregnancy. Prolactin (PRL) promotes both the growth and differentiation of the mammary epithelium, where the lactational success of pigs is absolutely dependent on PRL exposure during late gestation. We hypothesized that inducing hyperprolactinemia in primiparous gilts during late gestation by administering the dopamine antagonist… CONTINUE READING

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