Facts about Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST)
Dale Bauman (Department of Animal Science, Cornell University)
Question: What is bST?
Bovine somatotropin, also known as bovine growth hormone or BGH, is a protein hormone produced by the pituitary gland of cows. There are 20 amino acids that comprise the structure of all proteins and each specific protein has a unique sequence of amino acids similar to the use of letters in the alphabet to spell a word. These 20 amino acids are combined in specific sequence...