Vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) receptors (nomenclature as recommended by NC-IUPHAR ) are activated by the endogenous cyclic nonapeptides vasopressin and oxytocin. These peptides are derived from precursors which also produce neurophysins (neurophysin I for oxytocin; neurophysin II for vasopressin). Vasopressin and oxytocin differ at only 2 amino acids (positions 3 and 8). There are metabolites of these neuropeptides that may be biologically active .
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHarmacology CITE|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sep 2019|