Human placental lactogen

 

Hormone produced by cytotrophoblastic tissue of the early embryo. It influences the metabolism and growth of the early embryo..

This hormone is also produced in the placenta and it is also called human chorionic somatomamotropin. It is one of the classes of hormones produced in the placenta to augment the need for the anterior pituitary hormones. In this case human growth hormone. It mimics the action of anterior pituitary somatotropin or growth hormone and mammotropin or prolactin.

 

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