Autoradiographical localization of oxytocin binding sites on ovine oviduct and uterus throughout the oestrous cycle.


A highly specific oxytocin receptor ligand, 125I-labelled d(CH2)5[Tyr(Me)2,Thr4,Tyr-NH9(2)] vasotocin (125I-OTA), was used to localize high affinity oxytocin receptors in ovine uterine and oviduct tissues throughout the oestrous cycle. The pattern of binding revealed by in vitro autoradiography correlated well with the results of the homogenate receptor… (More)