The molecular evolution of pituitary growth hormone prolactin and placental lactogen: A protein family showing variable rates of evolution

@article{Wallis2005TheME,
  title={The molecular evolution of pituitary growth hormone prolactin and placental lactogen: A protein family showing variable rates of evolution},
  author={Michael Wallis},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={10-18}
}
  • M. Wallis
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
SummaryPituitary growth hormone and prolactin, together with the homologous placental hormones, comprise a family of related protein hormones. Complete or partial amino acid sequences of seven mammalian growth hormones, six mammalian prolactins and one placental lactogen are available, and have been compared. A phylogenetic tree has been constructed which describes the relationships within the family. At least two gene duplications have occurred during the evolution of these proteins. Rates of… 
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