TY - CHAP A1 - Lorenza Díaz A2 - Mauricio Díaz Muñoz A3 - Leticia González A4 - Saúl Lira-Albarrán A5 - Fernando Larrea A6 - Isabel Méndez ED1 - György M. Nagy ED2 - Bela E. Toth Y1 - 2013-01-23 PY - 2013 T1 - Prolactin in the Immune System N2 - Prolactin is a polypeptide hormone that is synthesized in and secreted from the lactotrophs of the anterior pituitary gland. We are now aware that synthesis and secretion of prolactin is not restricted to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, but other organs and individual cells can also produce it. This book provides the headlines to follow a course of cumulated knowledge on prolactin research during the last two-three decades and it may also help us understand some of the concerns that we face today. BT - Prolactin SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/53538 DO - 10.5772/53538 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-22 ER -