Evidence for existence of two types of massive obesity
- Prolactinomas. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);1/19/1985, Vol. 290 Issue 6463, p182
Features the discovery of prolactin as a human hormone in 1970. Physiology of the hormone; Increase incidents of prolactin abnormalities; Statistics of prolactoma in women.
- Physiopathology of prolactin secretion in obesity. Kopelman, P G // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Jun2000 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS104
In many species prolactin is of biological importance and has a major role in determining the deposition and mobilization of fat. In human physiology, outside pregancy, prolactin secretion is altered by increasing body weight in both children and adults. Prolactin in this circumstance appears to...
- The Father Bond. Solomon, Amé // Mothering;Jul/Aug2002, Issue 113, p26
Focuses on the hormonal changes in males with pregnant partners. Role of hormone in parenting; Increment of prolactin levels; Decline of testosterone hormone level.
- Working backwards to find answers. Meunier, Jean-Claude // Nature;5/21/1998, Vol. 393 Issue 6682, p211
Describes research which isolated hypothalamic releasing factors related to neuropeptides in rat brains. Tie between neuropeptides and lactation; Research by Hinuma et al in this issue; Factors stimulating prolactin release; How hypothalamic releasing factors act; Methods; Prolactin-releasing...
- Stimulation of interferon regulatory factor-1 by prolactin. Yu-Lee, L-y. // Lupus;Oct2001, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p691
Prolactin (PRL), a pituitary peptide hormone, is known to regulate diverse cellular functions including proliferation, differentiation, angiogenesis and protection against apoptosis and inflammation. To understand the mechanism of PRL signaling in T cells, we have cloned both PRL and its...
- Prolactin production by immune cells. Montgomery, D. // Lupus;Oct2001, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p665
Prolactin (PRL) is a pituitary hormone and a cytokine that plays an important role in rodent and human immune responses, including autoimmune diseases. However, many cells and tissues other than the pituitary make PRL, including immune cells. Here, we will present the evidence demonstrating PRL...
- Influence of age on serum prolactin levels in women and men. Vekemans, M.; Robyn, C. // British Medical Journal;12/27/1975, Vol. 4 Issue 5999, p738
Investigates the influence of age on serum prolactin levels in women and men. Reduction of serum prolactin levels at menopause; Increase of serum prolactin levels with increasing age in men; Role of estrogen in the regulation of prolactin secretions.
- Fat chance. // Current Health 2;Dec95, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p2
Reports on the discovery of leptin, a hormone which affects part of the brain that controls appetite and metabolism. Ability of the hormone to induce the animals to lose body fat; Implications on the treatment of obesity in humans.
- What about this new hormone that is supposed to burn fat? Berg, Frances M. // Healthy Weight Journal;Sep/Oct95, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p96
Presents perspectives on the news that daily injections of the hormone leptin produced by the ob gene could shrink body fat in obese mice, possible acting as a signaller carried in the blood. Years needed before it could be approved for use; Long-term effects; Complete information on possible...