Vasopressin and oxytocin receptors

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


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Database page citation:

Vasopressin and oxytocin receptors. Accessed on 30/07/2015. 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.