Vasotocin and mesotocin stimulate the biosynthesis of neurosteroids in the frog brain.

@article{doRego2006VasotocinAM,
  title={Vasotocin and mesotocin stimulate the biosynthesis of neurosteroids in the frog brain.},
  author={Jean-Luc do-Rego and Sujata Acharjee and Jae Young Seong and Ludovic Galas and David Alexandre and Patrice Bizet and Arlette Burlet and Hyuk Bang Kwon and Van Luu-The and Georges Pelletier and Hubert Vaudry},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 25},
  pages={
          6749-60
        }
}
The neurohypophysial nonapeptides vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) modulate a broad range of cognitive and social activities. Notably, in amphibians, vasotocin (VT), the ortholog of mammalian VP, plays a crucial role in the control of sexual behaviors. Because several neurosteroids also regulate reproduction-related behaviors, we investigated the possible effect of VT and the OT ortholog mesotocin (MT) in the control of neurosteroid production. Double immunohistochemical labeling of frog… CONTINUE READING

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