oxytocin   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 2174

Abbreviated name: OT
Synonyms: Otx | Pitocin® | Syntocinon®
Approved drug
oxytocin is an approved drug (FDA (1980))
Comment: 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.
Species: Human, Mouse, Rat
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Canonical SMILES CCC(C1NC(=O)C(Cc2ccc(cc2)O)NC(=O)C(N)CSSCC(NC(=O)C(NC(=O)C(NC1=O)CCC(=O)N)CC(=O)N)C(=O)N1CCCC1C(=O)NC(C(=O)NCC(=O)N)CC(C)C)C
Isomeric SMILES CC[C@@H]([C@@H]1NC(=O)[C@H](Cc2ccc(cc2)O)NC(=O)[C@@H](N)CSSC[C@H](NC(=O)[C@@H](NC(=O)[C@@H](NC1=O)CCC(=O)N)CC(=O)N)C(=O)N1CCC[C@H]1C(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)NCC(=O)N)CC(C)C)C
InChI InChI=1S/C43H66N12O12S2/c1-5-22(4)35-42(66)49-26(12-13-32(45)57)38(62)51-29(17-33(46)58)39(63)53-30(20-69-68-19-25(44)36(60)50-28(40(64)54-35)16-23-8-10-24(56)11-9-23)43(67)55-14-6-7-31(55)41(65)52-27(15-21(2)3)37(61)48-18-34(47)59/h8-11,21-22,25-31,35,56H,5-7,12-20,44H2,1-4H3,(H2,45,57)(H2,46,58)(H2,47,59)(H,48,61)(H,49,66)(H,50,60)(H,51,62)(H,52,65)(H,53,63)(H,54,64)/t22-,25-,26-,27-,28-,29-,30-,31-,35-/m0/s1
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Used in the induction of labour.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Binding of the oxytocin receptor by leads to an increase in intracellular calcium levels which acts as an inducer of uterine contractions.
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