Brain region-specific methylation in the promoter of the murine oxytocin receptor gene is involved in its expression regulation

@article{HaronyNicolas2014BrainRM,
  title={Brain region-specific methylation in the promoter of the murine oxytocin receptor gene is involved in its expression regulation},
  author={Hala Harony-Nicolas and Shimrat Mamrut and Leonid Brodsky and Hadar Shahar-Gold and Shlomo Wagner},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={121-131}
}
Oxytocin is a nine amino acid neuropeptide that is known to play a critical role in fetal expulsion and breast-feeding, and has been recently implicated in mammalian social behavior. The actions of both central and peripheral oxytocin are mediated through the oxytocin receptor (Oxtr), which is encoded by a single gene. In contrast to the highly conserved expression of oxytocin in specific hypothalamic nuclei, the expression of its receptor in the brain is highly diverse among different… CONTINUE READING
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