Oxytocin is the major prolactin releasing factor in the posterior pituitary.

Although the posterior pituitary is known to contain the PRL releasing activity or factor (PRF), its chemical identification has been a matter of dispute. In the present study, we purified PRF in porcine posterior pituitary extracts to chemically determine the primary structure. PRF activity was assessed during purification by the release of immunoreactive… CONTINUE READING