Oxytocin Acetate Oxytocin Peptide
Peptide Hormones Oxytocin Acetate 2mg/vial
Peptide Hormones Oxytocin Acetate Basic info.
Unit Size :2 mg/vial
Unit Quantity :1 Vial
CAS NO. : 50-56-6
Synonyms :Oxytocin acetate salt hydrate, Ocytocinum, and Alpha-Hypophamine
Molecular Formula : C43H66N12O12S2
Molecular Mass : 1,007.19
Appearance : White Powder
Purity : 98.2%
Source : Chemical Synthesis
Storage : Lyophilized Oxytocin is stable at room temperature for 90 days,however it should be stored in a freezer below -8C for any extended period of time. After reconstituting Oxytocin should be refrigerated at temperatures not to exceed 36 F.
Peptide Hormones Oxytocin Acetate Description:
Oxytocin is a hormone that is made in the brain, in the hypothalamus, and it is transported to, and secreted by, the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain.
Chemically it is known as a nonapeptide (a peptide containing nine amino acids), and biologically, as a neuropeptide. It acts both as a hormone and as a brain neurotransmitter.
In both men and women, sexual intercourse stimulates the release of oxytocin, which has a role in erection and orgasm. The reason for this is not fully understood, although in women, it has been proposed that the increased uterine motility may help sperm to reach their destination.
The research to uncover oxytocin’s “anxiolytic and pro-social influences, beneficial to relief, reproduction, and love” is what has led scientists to describe it as a one of the “most promising neuromodulator/neurotransmitter systems of the brain for psychotherapeutic intervention and treatment of numerous psychiatric illnesses, for example social phobia, autism, and postpartum depression.
Oxytocin (Oxt) is a mammalian neurohypophysial hormone. Produced by the hypothalamus and stored and secreted by the posterior pituitary gland, oxytocin acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain.
Oxytocin plays an important role in the neuroanatomy of intimacy, specifically in sexual reproduction of both sexes, in particular during and after childbirth; its name, meaning “swift childbirth”, comes from Greek, oksys “swift” and , tokos “birth.” It is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and uterus during labor, facilitating birth, maternal bonding, and, after stimulation of the nipples, lactation. Both childbirth and milk ejection result from positive feedback mechanisms.