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ba0001pp171 | Cell biology: osteoblasts and bone formation | ECTS2013

In vitro effect of prolactin on the osteogenic potential of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells of rats

de Melo Ocarino Natalia , Silvia Silva Santos , Rocha Lorena , Freitas Juneo , Sena Reis Amanda Maria , Serakides Rogeria

The effects of prolactin on bone metabolism have been the subjects of several studies. It is believed that prolactin acts directly influencing the synthesis of bone matrix by stimulating the osteoblastic activity, since receptors for this hormone have been identified in osteoblasts and human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). However, no study on the effects of prolactin on the osteogenic differentiation of MSCs was found in the literature. The objective of this study was to verif...