The oxytocin receptor system: structure, function, and regulation.

@article{Gimpl2001TheOR,
  title={The oxytocin receptor system: structure, function, and regulation.},
  author={G. Gimpl and F. Fahrenholz},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={
          629-83
        }
}
  • G. Gimpl, F. Fahrenholz
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Physiological reviews
  • The neurohypophysial peptide oxytocin (OT) and OT-like hormones facilitate reproduction in all vertebrates at several levels. The major site of OT gene expression is the magnocellular neurons of the hypothalamic paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei. In response to a variety of stimuli such as suckling, parturition, or certain kinds of stress, the processed OT peptide is released from the posterior pituitary into the systemic circulation. Such stimuli also lead to an intranuclear release of OT… CONTINUE READING
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