Suckling increases the proportions of mammotropes responsive to various prolactin-releasing stimuli.

@article{Nagy1990SucklingIT,
  title={Suckling increases the proportions of mammotropes responsive to various prolactin-releasing stimuli.},
  author={Gy{\"o}rgy Miklos Nagy and L. Stephen Frawley},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1990},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={2079-84}
}
It is well established that the suckling stimulus sensitizes or primes the anterior pituitary to PRL-releasing stimuli. It is also recognized that PRL-secreting cells from a given animal are not all alike but instead exhibit a considerable degree of functional heterogeneity. The goal of the present study was to determine whether the suckling-induced priming phenomenon is manifest at the cellular level by shifts in the relative abundance of various mammotrope subpopulations. This was… CONTINUE READING

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