Vasopressin and oxytocin receptors C

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Vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) receptors (nomenclature as recommended by NC-IUPHAR [19]) are activated by the endogenous cyclic nonapeptides vasopressin (AVP, P01185) and oxytocin (OXT, P01178). These peptides are derived from precursors which also produce neurophysins (neurophysin I for oxytocin; neurophysin II for vasopressin).


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Database page citation:

Bernard Mouillac, Daniel Bichet, Michel Bouvier, Bice Chini, Gerald Gimpl, Gilles Guillon, Tadashi Kimura, Mark Knepper, Stephen Lolait, Maurice Manning, Claudine Serradeil-Le Gal, Melvyn Soloff, Joseph G. Verbalis, Mark Wheatley, Hans H. Zingg. Vasopressin and oxytocin receptors. Accessed on 21/11/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172: 5744-5869.