Potent oxytocin receptor (OTR) antagonist. Inhibits oxytocin-induced increase in Ca2+ concentration in myometrial cells in vitro (IC50 = 5 nM) Activates NF-κB and MAPK pathways in human amnion via Gαi signaling, resulting in pro-inflammatory effects. Inhibits oxytocin-induced uterine contractions in vivo and in vitro. Effective in a rat preterm labor model.
(Modifications: X-1 = Mpr, X-8 = Orn, Tyr-2 = D-Tyr(OEt), Gly-9 = C-terminal amide, Cyclized = X-1 - Cys-6)
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble to 100 mg/ml in water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Kim et al (2016) The oxytocin receptor antagonist, Atosiban, activates pro-inflammatory pathways in human amnion via Gαi signalling. Mol.Cell.Endocrinol. 420 11 PMID: 26586210
Kim et al (2017) Differential effects of oxytocin receptor antagonists, Atosiban and Nolasiban, on oxytocin receptor-mediated signaling in human amnion and myometrium. Mol.Pharmacol. 91 403 PMID: 28188254
Hahn et al (1987) Evaluation of 1-deamino-[D-Tyr(Oethyl)2, Thr4, Orn8] vasotocin, an oxytocin antagonist, in animal models of uterine contractility and preterm labor: a new tocolytic agent. Am.J.Obstet.Gynecol. 157 977 PMID: 3674173
Maggi et al (1994) Antagonists for the human oxytocin receptor: an in vitro study. J.Reprod.Fertil. 101 345 PMID: 7932368
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