Vasopressin and oxytocin receptors

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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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 30/11/2015. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Spedding M, Peters JA and Harmar AJ, CGTP Collaborators. (2013) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2013/14: G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 170: 1459–1581.