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The amino acid sequence of bovine growth hormone.

Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Departamento de Química Biológica y Centro para el Estudio de las Hormonas Hipofisarias, Junín 956, Buenos Aires, Argentina
FEBS letters (Impact Factor: 3.54). 09/1971; 16(3):198-200. DOI: 10.1016/0014-5793(71)80132-1
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