The rat prolactin gene family locus: species-specific gene family expansion

@article{Alam2006TheRP,
  title={The rat prolactin gene family locus: species-specific gene family expansion},
  author={Sheikh M K Alam and Rupasri Ain and Toshihiro Konno and Jennifer K. Ho-Chen and Michael J. Soares},
  journal={Mammalian Genome},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={858-877}
}
In the rat there is a large family of paralogous genes related to prolactin (PRL). Members of the PRL family are expressed in cell- and temporal-specific patterns in the anterior pituitary, uterus, and placenta. An overriding feature of the PRL family is its association with pregnancy. In this investigation, we used information derived from the public rat genome database as a tool for identifying new members of the rat PRL family. The entire rat PRL gene family locus spans approximately 1.7… CONTINUE READING
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