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Description: Involved in uterine contraction and lactation
Purity: ≥95% (HPLC)
Citations (6)
Reviews (3)

Biological Activity for Oxytocin

Oxytocin is a neurohypophyseal peptide. Stimulates uterine contraction and lactation.

Technical Data for Oxytocin

M. Wt 1007.19
Formula C43H66N12O12S2

(Modifications: Gly-9 = C-terminal amide, disulfide bridge: 1-6)

Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥95% (HPLC)
CAS Number 50-56-6
PubChem ID 439302
Smiles [H]N[C@H]1CSSC[C@H](NC(=O)[C@H](CC(N)=O)NC(=O)[C@H](CCC(N)=O)NC(=O)[C@@H](NC(=O)[C@H](CC2=CC=C(O)C=C2)NC1=O)[C@@H](C)CC)C(=O)N1CCC[C@H]1C(=O)N[C@@H](CC(C)C)C(=O)NCC(N)=O

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Solubility Data for Oxytocin

Solubility Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water

Product Datasheets for Oxytocin

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References for Oxytocin

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Barberis and Tribolle (1996) Vasopressin and oxyt. receptors in the central nervous system. Crit.Rev.Neurobiol. 10 119 PMID: 8853957

Thibonnier et al (1998) Signal transduction pathways of the human V1-vascular V2-renal, V3-pituitary vasopressin and oxyt. receptors. Prog.Brain Res. 119 147 PMID: 10074787

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6 Citations for Oxytocin

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Oxytocin include:

Xiao et al (2018) OXT functions as a spatiotemporal filter for excitatory synaptic inputs to VTA DA neurons. Elife 7 PMID: 29676731

Rapanelli et al (2017) Targeted Interneuron Depletion in the Dorsal Striatum Produces Autism-like Behavioral Abnormalities in Male but Not Female Mice. Biol Psychiatry 82 194 PMID: 28347488

Nøhr et al (2017) The orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR139 is activated by the peptides: Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), α-, and β-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH, and β-MSH), and the conserved core motif HFRW. Neurochem Int 102 105 PMID: 27916541

Brierley et al (2021) Central and peripheral GLP-1 systems independently and additively suppress eating. Nat Metab 3 258 PMID: 33589843

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Stimulation of gut smooth muscle.
By Mohammad Alqudah on 10/19/2022
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Rat
Cell Line/Tissue: Smooth muscle

Used to stimulate gut smooth muscle contraction from rats at concentrations of 10-9 to 10-5

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Works as expected..
By Anonymous on 06/01/2020
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Mouse
Cell Line/Tissue: Paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus

Preincubation of slices in oxytocin (200 nM) resulted in an increase in holding current when compared to slices incubated in normal ACSF.

PMID: 32133707
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Applied to smooth muscle in tissue bath.
By John Broad on 01/05/2018
Species: Rat

Applied to rat uterus and human smooth muscle

Do not freeze thaw