Arginine vasopressin suppresses oxytocin release from the superfused rat hypothalamo-pituitary complex.

@article{Miyake1983ArginineVS,
  title={Arginine vasopressin suppresses oxytocin release from the superfused rat hypothalamo-pituitary complex.},
  author={Akira Miyake and Katsuko Tasaka and T. Sakumoto and Toshihiro Aono},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  year={1983},
  volume={103 4},
  pages={497-500}
}
The role of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the regulation of oxytocin secretion was studied in a superfusion system of the hypothalamo-pituitary complex from cycling female rats in dioestrus of the oestrous cycle. After perfusion with Medium 199 alone at 37 degrees C for an equilibration period of 2.5 h, perfusion with Medium 199 containing 10 mU/ml AVP for 30 min caused a prompt and significant (P less than 0.05) decrease in the oxytocin level of up to 60% of that before AVP perfusion, whereas… CONTINUE READING