Agent Name

Somatotropin

CAS Number

9002-72-6

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Adenohypophyseal growth hormone; Anterior pituitary growth hormone; Anterior pituitary hormone; GH; Growth hormone; Growth hormone, porcine; Growth hormone, rat; Hormone somatotrope [French]; Hypophyseal growth hormone; Omnitrop; Phyol; Phyone; STH; Somacton; Somatotrophic hormone; Somatotrophin; Somatotropic hormone; Somatotropic hormone, porcine; Somatotropin; Zorbtive; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Sources/Uses

Used therapeutically as a growth stimulant; Recombinant bovine GH used stimulate lactation in cows; [Merck Index]

Comments

"A small peptide hormone released by the anterior pituitary under hypothalamic control. Somatotropin, or growth hormone, stimulates mitosis, cell growth, and, for some cell types, differentiation in many tissues of the body. It has profound effects on many aspects of gene expression and metabolism." [ChemIDplus]

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