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Somatotropins

The following guidelines have been developed for somatotropin analogs:

The som- prefix is used for growth hormone derivatives, eg:

  • somatropin for human growth hormone
  • somatrem for methionyl human growth hormone

The som- prefix and the -bove suffix are required for bovine somatotropin derivates, eg:

  • somidobove
  • sometribove
  • somagrebove

The som- prefix and the -por suffix are required for porcine somatotropin derivatives, eg:

  • somalapor
  • somenopor
  • sometripor
  • somfasepor