Synonyms: +cys-tyr-ile-gln-asn-+cys-+PRO-leu-gly-nh2;Cys-tyr-ile-gln-asn-cys-PRO-leu-gly-nh2;Cyiqncplg-nh2;Cyiqncplg-nh2 (disulfide bridge:1-6);H-cys-tyr-ile-gln-asn-cys-PRO-leu-gly-nh2;
H-cys-tyr-ile-gln-asn-cys-PRO-leu-gly-nh2, cys1,6, cyclic;H-cys-tyr-ile-gln-asn-cys-PRO-leu-gly-nh2 (disulfide bridge:1-6);A-hypophamine
Product categories: Peptide;Vasopressin and oxytocin receptor;
Chemical properties: White Powder
Purity (HPLC) 99.0%min.
Usage:The principal uterus-contracting and lactation-stimulating hor mone of the posterior pituitary gland.
Oxytocin (Oxt) is a peptide hormone and neuropeptide. It is normally produced in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary. It plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth. Oxytocin is released into the bloodstream as a hormone in response to stretching of the cervix and uterus during labor and with stimulation of the nipples from breastfeeding. This helps with birth, bonding with the baby, and milk production. Oxytocin is derived by enzymatic cleavage from the peptide precursor encoded by the human OXT gene. Oxytocin was discovered by Henry Dale in 1906. Its molecular structure was determined in 1952. It is also used as a medication to facilitate childbirth (see oxytocin (medication) for more information).