Oxytocin releases atrial natriuretic peptide by combining with oxytocin receptors in the heart.

@article{Gutkowska1997OxytocinRA,
  title={Oxytocin releases atrial natriuretic peptide by combining with oxytocin receptors in the heart.},
  author={Jolanta Gutkowska and Marek Jankowski and Corinne Lambert and Suhayla Mukaddam-Daher and Hans H. Zingg and S M Mccann},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 21},
  pages={11704-9}
}
Previous studies indicated that the central nervous system induces release of the cardiac hormone atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) by release of oxytocin from the neurohypophysis. The presence of specific transcripts for the oxytocin receptor was demonstrated in all chambers of the heart by amplification of cDNA by the PCR using specific oligonucleotide primers. Oxytocin receptor mRNA content in the heart is 10 times lower than in the uterus of female rats. Oxytocin receptor transcripts were… CONTINUE READING
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