The role of growth hormone in alpha 2u globulin synthesis: a reexamination.

Hypophysectomy of adult male rats abolishes alpha 2u globulin synthesis; synthesis can be fully restored by daily administration of androgen, thyroid hormone, glucocorticoid and growth hormone for 12 days. It has been previously reported that growth hormone is not required to maintain alpha 2u globulin mRNA levels, and that growth hormone functions only… (More)