Ligand id: 2174

Name: oxytocin

Abbreviated name: OT

Species: Human, Mouse, Rat

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Structure and Physico-chemical Properties

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Compound class Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat
Ligand families/groups Neuropeptides
Approved drug? Yes (FDA (1980))
WHO Essential Medicine WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (21st List, 2019). Access PDF version.
International Nonproprietary Names
INN number INN
1480 oxytocin
Otx | Pitocin® | Syntocinon®
Endogenous oxytocin is a hormone and neuropeptide, which plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction and is required during and after childbirth. Purified oxytocin is used clinically.
Gene symbol Gene name Species Precursor protein name Synonyms
OXT oxytocin/neurophysin I prepropeptide Human prepro-OXT-NP I (prepro-oxytocin-neurophysin I) neurophysin I, OT, oxytocin, prepro- (neurophysin I), oxytocin, prepropeptide
Oxt oxytocin Mouse prepro-OXT-NP I (prepro-oxytocin-neurophysin I) Oxy
Oxt oxytocin/neurophysin I prepropeptide Rat prepro-OXT-NP I (prepro-oxytocin-neurophysin I) OT-NPI, oxcytocin, oxytocin, Oxytocin/neurophysin, oxytocin-neurophysin 1, oxytocin/neurophysin 1 prepropeptide, oxytocin/neurophysin (Oxt) gene, complete gene, complete cds, oxytocin, prepropeptide, Rat oxytocin/neurophysin (Oxt) gene complete gene complete cds
Database Links
CAS Registry No. 50-56-6
ChEMBL Ligand CHEMBL395429
DrugBank Ligand DB00107
GtoPdb PubChem SID 135651848
PubChem CID 439302
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UniProtKB P01178 (Hs), P01179 (Rn), P35454 (Mm)
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