Conditional oxytocin receptor knockout mice: targeting the forebrain to understand behavior.

Abstract

Oxytocin (OT), a nine-amino acid peptide, is synthesized primarily in magnocellular neurons of the hypothalamic supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei, and transported to the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland for storage and release into the peripheral circulation. Peripherally released OT is essential for milk ejection during lactation and also… (More)
DOI: 10.1210/en.2008-0463

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