"Receptors, Oxytocin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Cell surface proteins that bind oxytocin with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. Oxytocin receptors in the uterus and the mammary glands mediate the hormone's stimulation of contraction and milk ejection. The presence of oxytocin and oxytocin receptors in neurons of the brain probably reflects an additional role as a neurotransmitter.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Receptors, Oxytocin".
- Chemicals and Drugs [D]
- Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins [D12]
- Proteins [D12.776]
- Membrane Proteins [D12.776.543]
- Receptors, Cell Surface [D12.776.543.750]
- Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled [D12.776.543.750.695]
- Receptors, Oxytocin [D12.776.543.750.695.630]
- Receptors, Neurotransmitter [D12.776.543.750.720]
- Receptors, Neuropeptide [D12.776.543.750.720.600]
- Receptors, Oxytocin [D12.776.543.750.720.600.630]
- Receptors, Peptide [D12.776.543.750.750]
- Receptors, Neuropeptide [D12.776.543.750.750.555]
- Receptors, Oxytocin [D12.776.543.750.750.555.630]
- Receptors, Pituitary Hormone [D12.776.543.750.750.660]
- Receptors, Oxytocin [D12.776.543.750.750.660.600]
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Receptors, Oxytocin" by people in Profiles.
Enhanced Uterine Contractility and Stillbirth in Mice Lacking G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 6 (GRK6): Implications for Oxytocin Receptor Desensitization. Mol Endocrinol. 2016 Apr; 30(4):455-68.