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Emma M Roberts, Michael J F Newson, George R Pope, Rainer Landgraf, Stephen J Lolait and Anne-Marie O'Carroll

Introduction Apelin, a novel 36 amino acid peptide originally isolated from extracts of bovine stomach ( Tatemoto et al . 1998 ), mediates its actions through the G protein-coupled (GPCR) apelin receptor (APJ; APLNR as given in the MGI Database

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Ingrid Segers, Tom Adriaenssens, Sandra Wathlet and Johan Smitz

) Oxytocin receptor ( Oxtr ) G-protein-coupled receptor influencing steroidogenesis, ovulation, luteinization, and luteal regression ( Gimpl & Fahrenholz 2001 ) Oxtr mRNA is induced in mouse mural granulosa cells but not in cumulus cells ( Segers et al

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Christine Margaret Whitelaw, Jane Elizabeth Robinson, Peter Mark Hastie, Vasantha Padmanabhan and Neil Price Evans

-bound receptor isoforms (galanin receptor 1 (GalR1), GalR2 and GalR3) that are immunologically identifiable, functionally distinct and associated with specific mRNA sequences. The receptors are associated with G proteins in the cell membrane, composed of three

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Michiyo Tanikawa, Hwa-Yong Lee, Kikuko Watanabe, Magdalena Majewska, Dariusz J Skarzynski, Soo-Bong Park, Dong-Seok Lee, Choon-Keun Park, Tomas J Acosta and Kiyoshi Okuda

Regulation of prostaglandin synthesis by interleukin-1 beta in cultured bovine luteal cells . Biology of Reproduction 51 480 – 485 . Uenoyama Y Hattori S Miyake M Okuda K 1997 Up-regulation of oxytocin receptors in porcine endometrium by

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Michael J F Newson, Emma M Roberts, George R Pope, Stephen J Lolait and Anne-Marie O'Carroll

Introduction The apelin peptide, isolated from extracts of bovine stomach ( Tatemoto et al . 1998 ), selectively binds to the G-protein-coupled apelin receptor (APJ; O'Dowd et al . 1993 ). Apelin, a 36-amino acid peptide, is derived from a 77

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K J Oliveira, G S M Paula, R H Costa-e-Sousa, L L Souza, D C Moraes, F H Curty and C C Pazos-Moura

receptors on nerve endings from the rat neurohypophysis regulate vasopressin and oxytocin release. Neuroscience 82 107 –115. Talsania T , Anini Y, Siu S, Drucker DJ & Brubaker PL 2005 Peripheral exendin-4 and peptide YY 3

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Linah Al-Alem, Phillip J Bridges, Wen Su, Ming C Gong, Marc Iglarz and CheMyong Ko

2003 The concentrations of catecholamines and oxytocin receptors in the oviduct and its contractile activity in cows during the estrous cycle. Theriogenology 60 953 –964. Livak KJ & Schmittgen TD 2001 Analysis of

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M S Fernandes, V Pierron, D Michalovich, S Astle, S Thornton, H Peltoketo, E W-F Lam, B Gellersen, I Huhtaniemi, J Allen and J J Brosens

, predominantly through activation of the nuclear progesterone receptors (PR-A and PR-B), members of the steroid/thyroid hormone receptor superfamily of transcription factors ( Aranda & Pascual 2001 , Brosens et al. 2004 ). However, not all effects of

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Bin Liu and Lydia A Arbogast

1986 Direct effect of estradiol on the number of dopamine receptors in the anterior pituitary of ovariectomized rats . Endocrinology 119 2484 – 2489 . Samson WK Lumpkin MD McCann SM 1986 Evidence for a physiological role of oxytocin in

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Sayaka Aizawa, Takafumi Sakai and Ichiro Sakata

response to vasopressin, oxytocin and epinephrine . Endocrinology 82 1183 – 1189 . doi:10.1210/endo-82-6-1183 . Lam KS Wong RL 1999 Thyroid hormones regulate the expression of somatostatin receptor subtypes in the rat pituitary