Protein Name prolactin
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 5617
Gene Symbol


UniProt P01236 (PRL_HUMAN), Q5I0G2 (Q5I0G2_HUMAN), Q5THQ0 (Q5THQ0_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 1285
Total Number of Articles : 4730


Gene Summary

This gene encodes the anterior pituitary hormone prolactin. This secreted hormone is a growth regulator for many tissues, including cells of the immune system. It may also play a role in cell survival by suppressing apoptosis, and it is essential for lactation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]

  • prolactin
  • decidual prolactin
  • growth hormone A1
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