Oxytocin and Estrogen Receptor β in the Brain: An Overview

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Acevedo-Rodriguez, Alexandra; Mani, Shaila K.; Handa, Robert J.;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Endocrinology,volume 6 (issn: 1664-2392, eissn: 1664-2392)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fendo.2015.00160/full, doi: 10.3389/fendo.2015.00160, pmc: PMC4606117
  • Subject: pituitary | oxytocin | Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology | anxiety | adrenal | RC648-665 | Mini Review | behavior | hypothalamus | Endocrinology | estradiol
    mesheuropmc: endocrine system | hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists

Oxytocin is a neuropeptide synthesized primarily by neurons of the paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei of the hypothalamus. These neurons have axons that project into the posterior pituitary and release oxytocin into the bloodstream to promote labor and lactation; how... View more
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