Research Areas

Specifications

  • Sample Serum, Plasma, Saliva, Clarified Milk, Tissue Culture Media
  • Sensitivity 6.33 pg/mL
  • Cross Reactivity High Reactivity to Mesotocin (88.4%) and Isotocin (94.3%)
  • Time to Answer Overnight Assay (16-18 hours)
  • Samples/Kit 38 or 230 in Duplicate
  • Stability All Reagents Stable at 4ºC
  • Readout Glow Luminscence
  • Standard Curve K048-C Standard Curve
  • Description

    The neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin were isolated and synthesized by Vincent du Vigneaud, work for which he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955. Oxytocin is a neurohypophysial peptide produced in the hypothalamus. The molecule consists of nine amino acids linked with a [1-6] disulfide bond and a semi-flexible carboxyamidated tail. Highly conserved across species boundaries, oxytocin-like neurohypophysial peptides are substituted primarily at residues 4 and/or 8. In the oxytocin-like peptide, mesotocin; a common peptide found in some fishes, reptiles, amphibians, marsupials and non-mammalian tetrapods, the leucine at residue 8 is substituted for isoleucine. Oxytocin binds to specific cell surface receptors, which in turn initiate a secondary intracelluar response cascade via a phosphoinositide signaling pathway. (K048-C1)

  • Structure Oxytocin Chemical Compound