- CAS: 50-56-6
- Formula: C43H66N12O12S2
- Molecular weight: 1007.2
- Compound purity: > 98.0%
- Appearance: White powder
- Related substance: Total Impurities(%) ≤ 0.9%
- Acetate content: ≤ 15.0%
- Bacterial Endotoxins: ≤5 IU/mg
- Chain: c[Cys-Tyr-Ile-Gln-Asn-Cys]-Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2
Oxytocin (or Oxt) is a 9-amino-acids-peptide which belongs to class of hormones and it could be naturally produced in hypothalamus and then released by posterior pituitary gland to the bloodstream or synthesized. This compound has molecular weight/mass of 1007.2 and its molecular formula is C43H66N12O12S2.
This research compound is known for more than century; in 1906 British scientist Henry H. Dale discovered its contracting action towards uterus. Just few years later, in 1910-1911, other researchers described its milk-secretion stimulating effect. In 1953 oxytocin’s amino acids sequence was decoded and after that it was synthesized by V. du Vigneaud.
Primal function of oxytocin is being a neuromodulator as in the brain but also in peripheral areas, also he plays great role in different aspects as behavioral, sexual or even reproductive. As other proteins it also has specific receptors, particularly those belong to rhodopsin-type. Moreover, oxytocin can decrease level of some cytokines and that influence inflammatory processes. However by now link between sexual response and oxytocin actions is still not that clear and none of controlled studies and trials have been done to prove it.
Currently this hormone of peptides class cannot be used elsewhere except laboratories and clinical trials.
Customer notice! Oxytocin is not for human consumption! Please review information below
|H-statements (GHS/CLP):||P-statements (GHS/CLP):|
|H302: Harmful if swallowed.||P102: Keep out of reach of children.|
|H315: Causes skin irritation||P232: Protect from moisture.|
|H319: Causes serious eye irritation.||P235: Keep cool.|
|H332: Harmful if inhaled.||P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.|
|P264: Wash hands thoroughly after handling.|
|P301+P312: IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.|
|P302+P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.|
|P301+P330+P331: IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.|
|P332+313: If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.|
|P411+235: Store at temperatures not exceeding 8°C/46°F. Keep cool|