Prolactin (PRL), an aa kent as luteotropic hormone or luteotropin, is a protein that in humans is best kent for its role in enablin mammals, uisually females, tae produce milk. It is influential ower 300 separate processes in various vertebrates. Prolactin is secretit frae the pituitary gland in response tae eatin, matein, estrogen treatment, ovulation an nursin. Prolactin is secretit in pulses in atween thir events. Prolactin plays an essential role in metabolism, regulation o the immune seestem an pancreatic development.
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