Receptors, Oxytocin


Engelsk definition

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.

Svenska synonymer

Receptorer, oxytocin

Engelska synonymer

Oxytocin Receptor Receptor, Oxytocin Oxytocin Receptors