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Oxytocin receptor

oxytocin receptor, OTR
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor family and acts as a receptor for oxytocin. Its activity is mediated by G proteins which activate a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system. The oxytocin-oxytocin receptor system plays an important role in the uterus during parturition. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from NCBI)
Papers on oxytocin receptor
Heightened aggressive behavior in mice with lifelong versus postweaning knockout of the oxytocin receptor.
Caldwell et al., Kent, United States. In Horm Behav, 2012
It was shown that male aggression is heightened in oxytocin receptor -/- mice, and that differential activation in the medial amygdala, and possibly the lateral septum, may be contributing to the heightened aggression.
Differential susceptibility in spillover between interparental conflict and maternal parenting practices: evidence for OXTR and 5-HTT genes.
Suor et al., Rochester, United States. In J Fam Psychol, 2012
Mothers with the GG genotype of OXTR rs53576 show greater differential maternal sensitivity across varying levels of interparental conflict.
Influence of COX-2 and OXTR polymorphisms on treatment outcome in treatment resistant depression.
Serretti et al., Brussels, Belgium. In Neurosci Lett, 2012
We did not observe any association between the genotypes or alleles of the selected SNPs within COX-2 and OXTR genes and treatment resistance, response and remission in the whole sample
The neurogenetics of nice: receptor genes for oxytocin and vasopressin interact with threat to predict prosocial behavior.
Buffone et al., Buffalo, United States. In Psychol Sci, 2012
greater perceived threat predicted engagement in fewer charitable activities for individuals with A/A and A/G genotypes of OXTR rs53576, but not for G/G individuals
Does the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) polymorphism (rs2254298) confer 'vulnerability' for psychopathology or 'differential susceptibility'? Insights from evolution.
BrĂ¼ne, Bochum, Germany. In Bmc Med, 2011
The present review article seeks to further strengthen the argument in favour of the differential susceptibility theory by incorporating findings from behavioural and neuroanatomical studies in relation to genetic variation of the oxytocin receptor gene. [Review]
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