Organization and Expression of the Vasopressin and Oxytocin Genes

  • Dietmar Richter
  • Richard Ivell
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


Vasopressin is known to control water resorption in the distal kidney tubuli, oxytocin milk ejection and the contraction of the uterus during birth. In addition the two hormones may modulate other processes in the body (de Wied, 1983).


Corpus Luteum Diabetes Insipidus Supraoptic Nucleus Bovine Corpus Luteum Vasopressin Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietmar Richter
    • 1
  • Richard Ivell
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut fuer Zellbiochemie und Klinische NeurobiologieUniversitaet HamburgHamburg 20Germany

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