Placental Lactogen




Chorionic Somatomammotropin

Chorionic Somatomammotropin, Human

HCS (Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin)

HPL (Human Placental Lactogen)

Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin

Human Placental Lactogen

Lactogen Hormone, Placental

Lactogen, Placental

Lactogen, placental

Luteotropin, Placental

Mammotropic Hormone, Placental


Placental Lactogen, Human

Placental Luteotropin

Placental Mammotropic Hormone

Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein D

Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein D

Somatomammotropin, Chorionic

A polypeptide hormone of approximately 25 kDa that is produced by the SYNCYTIOTROPHOBLASTS of the PLACENTA, also known as chorionic somatomammotropin. It has both GROWTH HORMONE and PROLACTIN activities on growth, lactation, and luteal steroid production. In women, placental lactogen secretion begins soon after implantation and increases to 1 g or more a day in late pregnancy. Placental lactogen is also an insulin antagonist.