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An oligopeptide with properties similar to oxytocin and vasopressin.
Vasotocin is an oligopeptide hybrid of oxytocin and vasopressin found in all non-mammalian vertebrates including birds, fish, amphibians and in fetal mammals. In mammals it appears to have similar biological properties to both oxytocin and vasopressin. It has been found to have effects on the regulation of REM sleep. Its functions in non-mammals are unknown.
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A nonapeptide that contains the ring of OXYTOCIN and the side chain of ARG-VASOPRESSIN with the latter determining the specific recognition of hormone receptors. Vasotocin is the non-mammalian vasopressin-like hormone or antidiuretic hormone regulating water and salt metabolism.
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