Special Issue "Advances in Oxytocin"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: oxytocin; oxytocin agonists; release; effects; mechanisms of action in vitro; in vivo; clinical studies; behaviour; physiology; pharmacology; molecular biology; genetics
Oxytocin, originally considered to be a birth and breastfeeding hormone, is currently receiving a great deal of attention, as the effect profile of oxytocin is steadily growing. New data regarding behavioral/psychological effects as well as physiological functions and pharmacological effects of oxytocin are being published. The molecular and genetic mechanisms mediating and regulating the oxytocin-related effects are also being uncovered. It is difficult to get an overview of the literature on oxytocin, because it involves so many different research topics. This motivates a Special Issue in which data on oxytocin from different research fields can be included and published together. There is often a gap between all the experimental data published regarding oxytocin and a discussion regarding their relevance for the in vivo situation or for possible clinical effects in humans.
Data on oxytocin from any topic, obtained from experimental studies in vitro, from animal experiments, and from pre-clinical studies in humans are welcome in this Special Issue. We encourage the inclusion of discussions regarding the physiological or pre-clinical relevance of the data reported in the submitted articles. Additionally, studies reporting experimental regarding oxytocin agonists are welcome. Both original articles and review articles will be included in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg
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- oxytocin agonists
- mechanisms of action in vitro
- in vivo
- molecular biology