Archive for November 21st, 2007

What is rBGH?

The Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone is a synthetically produced form of the Bovine Growth Hormone or Somatotropin. Somatotropin is a protein hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland of all vertebrates that also includes cattle. It is also known in some other names such as BST (Bovine Somatotropin) or rBST for the synthetic form produced in laboratories. Naturally, the BGH reacts with the receptors of the hormones prolactin and placental lactogen which stimulates the mammary tissue of a …