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  • Luteotropic
  • Prolactin is sometimes classified as a gonadotropin although in humans it has only a weak luteotropic effect while the effect of suppressing classical gonadotropic hormones is more important. (wikipedia.org)
  • gene
  • Prolactin-inducible protein also known as gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP-15), extra-parotid glycoprotein (EP-GP), gp17 seminal actin-binding protein (SABP) or BRST2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PIP gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1998
  • A 1998 study in "Physiology & Behavior" found that taking American ginseng for as little as two weeks, decreased prolactin levels in male rats at all doses the researchers studied. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The prolactin-releasing peptide identified in 1998 was a candidate for this function, however as of 2008 it appears its function is not yet completely elucidated. (wikipedia.org)
  • hormones
  • A 2008 study in "Hormones and Behavior" reports that Ginkgo biloba significantly reduced prolactin levels in male rats and increased their ejaculation frequency within 14 days. (ehow.co.uk)
  • blood
  • You also should be sure that the doctor knows about any medications or drugs your child may be taking, since some may increase prolactin levels in the blood. (kidshealth.org)
  • Hi LC, How long before you had your blood test did you run or was at the gym, it seems if did either then your prolactin levels would be naturaly high? (medhelp.org)
  • A blood prolactin test is usually done about 3 hours after you wake up, sometime between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (uwhealth.org)
  • Prolactin also has an influence on hematopoiesis and angiogenesis, and is involved in the regulation of blood clotting through several pathways. (worldcat.org)
  • Just received the blood tests and my prolactin is below normal level. (llli.org)
  • When the breast is stimulated, prolactin levels in the blood rise, peak in about 45 minutes, and return to the pre-breastfeeding state about three hours later. (wikipedia.org)
  • growth
  • Prolactin contributes to the increased growth and differentiation of the alveoli, and also influences differentiation of ductal structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • protein
  • The Chicken Prolactin protein is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques. (prospecbio.com)
  • Prolactin induced protein (called GCDFP-15 in this context) in breast cyst fluid or breast tissue serves as marker of both benign and malignant apocrine metaplasia as the protein is not normally expressed in breast tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prolactin-induced protein has also been used for identification and detection of disseminated breast cancer cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • menstrual
  • The prolactin test also may be used as part of a work-up for irregular menstrual periods, fertility problems, some types of thyroid or adrenal gland dysfunction, anorexia, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. (kidshealth.org)
  • stimulate
  • Elevated prolactin levels have the direct effects of increasing secretory activity of breast lobules, maintaining tight junctions of the ductal epithelium, preventing involution of the breast gland after weaning and are known to stimulate the immune system, contributing to both physiological and pathological granulomatous lesions and non-caseating granulomas. (wikipedia.org)