Prolactin has a pathogenic role in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

Prolactin, a 23-kDa peptide hormone, is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and extrapituitary sites including the immune cells. Prolactin (PRL) participates in innate and adaptive immune response. PRL stimulates the immune cells by binding to receptor (PRL-R). Binding of PRL to its receptor activates the Janus kinase-signal transducer (JAK-STAT… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12026-016-8891-x

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