Oxytocin Receptors in Myometrium: Preliminary Evidence for a Receptor Switch Mechanism
The phasic contractile activity of mammalian uterus is controlled by several hormones, among them oxytocin. Oxytocin (OT) increases contractile activity in a rapid, concentration-dependent manner. This effect is of importance under certain physiological circumstances, most obviously during delivery, and a precise control of the onset and cessation of OT action is a necessary feature of this regulatory system. How can this control be achieved?
KeywordsInositol Phosphate Oxytocin Receptor Myometrial Cell Estradiol Acetate Receptor Switch
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