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Oxytocin
Protein/Peptide Location: Posterior Pituitary Target: Brest and uterus Effects: Milk ejection, labor, and delivery
Prolactin
Protein/Peptide Location: Anterior Pituitary Target: Brest Effects: Milk production
Growth Hormone
Protein/Peptide Location: Anterior Pituitary Target: Liver, many tissues Effects: Growth factor secretion; Growth and metabolism
Corticotropin (ACTH)
Protein/Peptide Location: Anterior Pituitary Target: Adrenal Cortex Effects: Cortisol release
Thyrotropin (TSH)
Protein/Peptide Location: Anterior Pituitary Target: Thyroid Gland Effects: Thyroid hormone synthesis
Follicle Stiulating Hormone
Protein/Peptide Location: Anterior Pituitary Target: Gonads Effects: Egg or sperm production
Lutenizing Hormone
Protein/Peptide Location: Anterior Pituitary Target: Gonads Effects: Egg or sperm production
Triiodothyronine
Amide Location: Thyroid Gland Target: Many Tissues Effects: Metabolism, growth, and development
Thyroxine
Amide Location: Thyroid Gland Target: Many Tissues Effects: Metabolism, growth, and development
Calcitonin
Protein/Peptide Location: Tyroid Gland Target: Bone Effects: Plasma calcium levels
Parathyroid Hormone
Protein/Peptide Location: Parathyroid Gland Target: Bone, kidney Effects: Regulate plasma Ca2+ and phosphate levels
Insulin-Like Growth Factors
Protein/Peptie Location: Liver Target: Many tissues Effects: Growth
Insulin
Protein/Peptide Location: Pancreas Target: Many Tissues Effects: Metabolism of glucose and other nutrients
Glucagon
Protein/Peptide Location: Pancreas Target: Many Tissues Effects: Metabolism of glucose and other nutrients
Cortisol
Steriod Location: Adreanl Cortex Target: Many Tissues Effects: Stress Response
Epinephrine
Amide Location: Adrenal Medulla Target: Many Tissues Effects: Fight-or-Flight response
Calciferol (1,25(OH)2D3)
Steriod Location: Kidney Target: Intestine Effects: Increase calcium absorption
Progesterone
Steriod Location: Ovaries Target: Many Tissues Effects: Egg production, secondary sex characteristics
Leptin
Location: Adipose Tissue Target: Hypothalamus; Other tissues Effects: Food intake. metabolism, reproduction
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Protein/Peptide Location: Placenta Target: Corpus Luteum Effects: Hormone secretion
Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH)
Protein/Peptide Location: Hypothalamus Target: Anterior Pituitary Effects: Regulates secretin of ACTH
Dehydroepiandosterone (DHEA)
Steriod Location: Adrenal glands, gonads and brain Effects: Dietary Supplement
Estradiol
Steriod Location: Adrenal Cortex and Gonads Effects: Form estrogen in ovaries and adrenal cortex
Ghrelin
Protein/Peptide Location: Stomach Effects: Increases hunger
Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH)
Protein/Peptide Location: Anterior Pituitary Target: Hypothalamus Effects: Stimulates the release of gonadotropins
GHIH (Somatostatin)
Protein/Peptide Location: Stomach, intestines Target: Anterior Pituitary and GI system Effects: Inhibits the release of growth hormones
Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH)
Amino Acid Peptide Location: Hypothalamus Target: Anterior Pituitary Effects: Stimulates growth hormone secretion
Prolactin Inhibiting Hormone (Dopamine; PIH)
Protein/Peptide Location: Hypothalamus Target: Anterior Pituitary Effects: Inhibits prolactin secretion
Testosterone
Steriod Location: Testes/ovaries Effects: Sex hormone (Dom. in males) Increased muscle mass, bone mass and increased body hair
Thyroid Hormone (T4&T3)
Amide Location: Thyroid Gland Effects: Produces Iodine
Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone (TRH)
Protein/Peptide Location: hypothalamus Target: Anterior Pituitary Effects: regulates the release of TSH

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