Distribution of the Vasotocin Subtype Four Receptor (VT4R) in the Anterior Pituitary Gland of the Chicken, Gallus gallus, and its Possible Role in the Avian Stress Response.

@article{Selvam2013DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of the Vasotocin Subtype Four Receptor (VT4R) in the Anterior Pituitary Gland of the Chicken, Gallus gallus, and its Possible Role in the Avian Stress Response.},
  author={Rajamani Selvam and Alexander Jurkevich and Seong Wook Kang and Marina V. Mikhailova and Lawrence E. Cornett and W J Kuenzel},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={56-66}
}
The neurohormone arginine vasotocin (AVT) in non mammalian vertebrates is homologous to arginine vasopressin (AVP) in mammals. Its actions are mediated via G protein-coupled receptors that belong to the vasotocin/mesotocin family. Because of the known regulatory effects of nonapeptide hormones on anterior pituitary functions, receptor subtypes in that family have been proposed to be located in anterior pituitary cells. Recently, an avian vasotocin receptor subtype designated VT4R has been… CONTINUE READING