Pituitary oligopeptide regulation of phosphatidylcholine synthesis by fetal rabbit lung cells: lack of effect with prolactin.

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) synthesis in cultured fetal rabbit lung cells was studied after exposure to various pituitary peptides. Because of reports of an association between lung maturation and prolactin, 2 different preparations of ovine prolactin were studied in concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 10.0 microgram/ml. Increased saturated phosphatidylcholine… (More)