The structure and regulation of the oxytocin receptor.


The oxytocin receptor (OTR) is part of an ancient hormone system expressed in diverse phyla in relation to acute reproductive smooth muscle responses, such as egg-laying, birth, or milk letdown. The regulation of the OTR gene, while correlating with steroid levels in vivo, remains elusive. There appear to be both inhibitory and stimulatory influences acting… (More)


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