Appearance: White to yellowish-brown lyophilized powde
Molecular Formula: C43H66N12O12S2
Melting point: 192-194°C
Molecular weight: 1007.19
Storage Condition: 2-8°C
Oxytocin is a mammalian neurohypophysial hormone. Produced by the hypothalamus and stored as well as secreted by the posterior pituitary gland, oxytocin acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain.
Identity by HPLC
The retention is same with the reference substance
Amino Acid Composition
Largest Single Impurity(%)≦1.0%
Acetate Content(By HPLC)
Residual Organic Solvents
Oxytocin plays an important role in the neuroanatomy of intimacy, specifically in sexual reproduction, in particular during and after childbirth. 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.
Recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin's role in various behaviors, including orgasm, social recognition, pair bonding, anxiety, and maternal behaviors. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the "bonding hormone". There is some evidence that oxytocin promotesethnocentric behavior, incorporating the trust and empathy of in-groups with their suspicion and rejection of outsiders. Furthermore, genetic differences in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) have been associated with maladaptive social traits such as aggressive behaviour.
It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.
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