Vasopressin, oxytocin and neurophysins in the human brain and spinal cord.

  title={Vasopressin, oxytocin and neurophysins in the human brain and spinal cord.},
  author={J. S. Jenkins and V. T. Y. Ang and Jeremy Hawthorn and Martin Rossor and Leslie Lars Iversen},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={291 1},
The concentrations of arginine vasopressin, oxytocin, and their related neurophysins were compared in many areas of postmortem human brain and spinal cord using specific radioimmunoassays. In the hypothalamus the ratio of vasopressin to oxytocin was approximately 3:1, and in the extrahypothalamic areas of the brain the greatest amount of both peptides was present in the locus coeruleus, and to a lesser extent the periaqueductal grey. Vasopressin only was found in the substantia nigra, and… CONTINUE READING
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