mesotocin

mesotocin

a posterior pituitary hormone in birds; involved in producing uterine contractions.
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The distribution of vasotocin and mesotocin immunoreactivity in the hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory nuclei of the Saharan herbivorous lizard, Uromastix acanthinurus Bell, 1825 (Sauria-Agamidae).
2[alpha]]), epinephrine (E), norepinephrine (NE) mesotocin (MT), arginine vasotocin (AVT) and chicken vasoactive intestinal peptide (cVIP) which has been reported to exist in the follicles of the hen, or with ovine gonadotropins, affect the [P.
Molecular cloning of an anuran V(2) type [Arg(8)] vasotocin receptor and mesotocin receptor: functional characterization and tissue expression in the Japanese tree frog (Hyla japonica).