Conserved Site

Somatotropin hormone, conserved site (IPR018116)

Short name: Somatotropin_CS


Somatotropin is a hormone that plays an important role in growth control. It belongs to a family that includes choriomammotropin (lactogen), its placental analogue; prolactin, which promotes lactation in the mammary gland, and placental prolactin-related proteins; proliferin and proliferin related protein; and somatolactin from various fish [PMID: 2765528, PMID: 1993170, PMID: 2790033]. The 3D structure of bovine somatotropin has been predicted using a combination of heuristics and energy minimisation [PMID: 2021631].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0005179 hormone activity

Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PROSITE patterns
PROSITE patterns