Prolactin receptor gene expression in rat mammary gland and liver during pregnancy and lactation.

The expression of two forms of PRL receptor messenger RNA was measured at different stages of pregnancy and lactation in mammary gland and liver from Sprague-Dawley rats, using 32P-labeled complementary DNA probes encoding the extracellular part of the receptor (E probe), common to the two forms and a probe encoding the intracellular part of the long form… (More)