The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Molecular cloning of a prolactin-related mRNA expressed in bovine placenta.

Bovine (Bos taurus) prolactin-related cDNA I (bPRC-I), distinct from the isolated bovine placental lactogen, was derived from bovine fetal placental mRNA by molecular cloning. The nucleotide sequence is 63% homologous to bovine prolactin cDNA and only 45% to bovine growth hormone. The region of bPRC-I corresponding to the 5' portion of the signal peptide and 5' untranslated region of bovine prolactin mRNA is markedly different from prolactin. The predicted protein is 39% homologous to bovine prolactin and about 30% to the related placental hormones in rodents. This identification of a prolactin-related gene in the cow in addition to those reported in rodents suggests that multiple prolactin-related genes expressed in the placenta may be a general phenomenon in nonprimates. The role of these related hormones during gestation remains to be investigated.[1]


  1. Molecular cloning of a prolactin-related mRNA expressed in bovine placenta. Schuler, L.A., Hurley, W.L. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1987) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities