vasotocin


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vasotocin

[‚vā·zə′tōs·ən]
(biochemistry)
A hormone from the neurosecretory cells of the posterior pituitary of lower vertebrates; increases permeability to water in amphibian skin and in bladder.
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Such an assumption may be justified, as it is considered that vasotocin in birds--an analogue of mammal vasopressin--participates in the regulation of the acoustic component of vocalization (Voorhuis et al., 1988), and the cerebral control of vocalization in animals and humans is supposed to share similarities (Bieser & Muller-Preuss, 1996; Gemba, Miki, & Sasaki, 1997).
Arginine vasotocin modulates a sexually dimorphic communication behavior in the weakly electric fish Apteronotus leptorhynchus.
Neurophysiological effects of vasotocin and corticosterone on medullary neurons - implications for hormonal control of amphibian courtship behavior.
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for the neurophyseal hormones arginine vasotocin and isotocin.
okinawae that produce arginine vasotocin (AVT) neuropeptides, which regulate reproductive behavior in many vertebrates, to see whether they changed.
Aggression and vasotocin are associated with dominant-subordinate relationships in zebrafish.
Renal function and plasma arginine vasotocin during water deprivation in an Australian parrot, the galah (Cacatua roseicapilla).
As observed in mammals, the function of some of these channels appears to be tightly regulated by the neurohypophyseal hormone, arginine vasotocin, the non-mammalian counterpart of vasopressin.
Vasotocin and isotocin regulate aquaporin 1 function in the sea bream.
Glomerular actions of arginine vasotocin in the in situ perfused trout kidney.