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Anterior Pituitary Hormones

  • Ilan Shimon
  • Shlomo Melmed


The human anterior pituitary gland contains at least five distinct hormone-producing cell populations, expressing six different hormones: proopiomelanocortin (POMC), growth hormone (GH), prolactin (PRL), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).


Growth Hormone Luteinizing Hormone Pituitary Adenoma Anterior Pituitary Hormone POMC mRNA 
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  • Ilan Shimon
  • Shlomo Melmed

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