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Q: bovine ovaries ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: bovine ovaries
Category: Science
Asked by: noelle77-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 03 May 2005 18:57 PDT
Expires: 02 Jun 2005 18:57 PDT
Question ID: 517441
is rBGH the same as bovine ovaries? or is rBGH synthetic/man made?
Subject: Re: bovine ovaries
Answered By: efn-ga on 03 May 2005 20:18 PDT
Hi noelle77,

rBGH is synthetic.  The "r" stands for "recombinant," which refers to
the way it's manufactured, by splicing cow DNA into E. coli bacteria
and cultivating the bacteria.

You can read more about it on these pages:

If you need any more information about this, please feel free to ask
for a clarification.


Request for Answer Clarification by noelle77-ga on 04 May 2005 10:42 PDT
so is it the SAME as bovine ovary extract? or is it seperate?

Clarification of Answer by efn-ga on 04 May 2005 19:55 PDT
rBGH is not the same as bovine ovary extract.  rBGH is similar, but
not identical, to natural bovine growth hormone, or BGH, which comes
from the pituitary gland.

All I have been able to find out about bovine ovary extract is that it
is a source of the hormone estrogen.  I haven't found any connection
to BGH.

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