Prolactin binding sites in Xenopus laevis tissues: comparison between normal and dehydrated animals.

@article{Guardabassi1987ProlactinBS,
  title={Prolactin binding sites in Xenopus laevis tissues: comparison between normal and dehydrated animals.},
  author={Antonietta Guardabassi and G. Muccioli and P Pattono and G Bellussi},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={1987},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={40-7}
}
The binding of 125I-labeled ovine prolactin (125I-oPRL) to membranes from the kidney, epidermis, liver, and testis of Xenopus laevis adult specimens either kept in an aquatic environment or exposed for 2 weeks to dehydrating conditions was studied. Prolactin binding specificity was assayed through competition with several unlabeled hormones (oPRL, hGH, rGH, rLH, and porcine insulin). In the animal exposed to dehydrating conditions a statistically highly significant reduction in prolactin… CONTINUE READING