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JA Russell and G Leng

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C Barberis, B Mouillac, and T Durroux

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H Otsubo, S Hyodo, H Hashimoto, M Kawasaki, H Suzuki, T Saito, T Ohbuchi, T Yokoyama, H Fujihara, T Matsumoto, Y Takei, and Y Ueta

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S Babic, M Pokusa, V Danevova, S T Ding, and D Jezova

Introduction Atosiban is a known antagonist of oxytocin and vasopressin receptors and is clinically used to decrease preterm uterine activity and preterm labor ( Goodwin et al . 1994 , Usta et al . 2011 ). Generally, atosiban is considered to be

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A V Sirotkin, P Sanislo, H-J Schaeffer, I Florkovičová, J Kotwica, J Bulla, and L Hetényi

, androstenedione, estradiol, oxytocin, inhibin A, inhibin B, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), transforming growth factor-2β (TGF-2β) and an IGF-binding protein (IGFBP-3) by these cells. The involvement of a PKA-dependent pathway in mediating TPO action was

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Atsushi Fukushima, Ping Yin, Maho Ishida, Nobuhiro Sugiyama, and Jun Arita

stimulus, which elicits robust secretion of oxytocin and prolactin responsible for milk ejection and production respectively, is also known to modify gonadotropin secretion. It is generally accepted that the effects of the suckling stimulus on gonadotropin

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F Lucio-Oliveira and C R Franci

Introduction Hydroelectrolytic homeostasis is maintained by several endocrine and behavioral responses that control sodium appetite, water ingestion, and the secretion of oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) from the neurohypophysis ( Fitzsimons 1998

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Dan Li, Yan Ji, Chunlan Zhao, Yapeng Yao, Anlan Yang, Honghong Jin, Yang Chen, Mingjun San, Jing Zhang, Mingjiao Zhang, Luqing Zhang, Xuechao Feng, and Yaowu Zheng

( Sympson et al. 1994 , Fata et al. 2001 , Ning et al. 2007 ). Oxytocin receptor (OXTR) is a G-protein-coupled receptor for neurotransmitter oxytocin ( Kimura et al. 1992 ). In response to ligand binding, activated OXTR couples to G αq/11 and G

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Willis K Samson, Gina L C Yosten, Jaw-Kang Chang, Alastair V Ferguson, and Meghan M White

blood collected into heparinized tubes. Samples were maintained on ice and then centrifuged (3000  g , 4 °C, 30 min) to allow collection of plasma for subsequent determination of vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) levels by RIA ( Samson 1985 , Samson

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A Levoye, B Mouillac, G Rivière, D Vieau, M Salzet, and C Breton

Introduction The arginine-vasopressin (AVP)/oxytocin (OT) neuro-endocrine system is widely distributed in the animal kingdom. In vertebrates, more than 10 related peptides and over 30 related receptors belonging to the G