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Oxytocin and Health

Edited by Wei Wu

Nanjing Medical University


Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou

Department of Endocrinology, Asclepeion Hospital

Oxytocin is a nonapeptide hormone with a central role in the regulation of parturition and lactation. Oxytocin receptors can be found in many tissues in humans. Oxytocin exerts a direct as well as an indirect effect on metabolism and energy balance. Considering the positive effects of oxytocin on the brain and the reproductive, immune, and autonomic nervous systems, it shows promise as a future treatment agent for anxiety, autism, personality disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders. This book focuses on oxytocin and health from the aspects of molecular and structure activity, physiological and pathological functions, and clinical applications.

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Oxytocin and HealthEdited by Wei Wu

Published: September 1st 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92479

ISBN: 978-1-83969-138-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-137-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-139-3

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

612 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Oxytocin and Pregnancy

By Haiwen Yu, Yuting Cheng, Yiwen Lu, Wei Wu and Qiuqin Tang


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2. Molecular Aspects and Structure Activity Relationship of Oxytocin Agonists and Antagonist’s Role in Health

By Veera C.S.R. Chittepu, Poonam Kalhotra, Tzayhri Gallardo Velazquez and Guillermo Osorio Revilla


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3. Oxytocin as a Metabolic Modulator

By Neeru Bhatt


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4. Oxytocin and Neuroprotective Effects

By Oytun Erbaş and İlknur Altuntaş


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5. Priming the Pathway: Combining Oxytocin and Behavioral Intervention to Improve Outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Katherine Kuhl Meltzoff Stavropoulos and Elizabeth Baker


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6. Regulation of Morphological and Functional Aspects of Sexual Dimorphism in the Brain

By Chitose Orikasa


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7. An Analysis of the Implication of Estrogens and Steroid Receptor Coactivators in the Genetic Basis of Gender Incongruence

By Rosa Fernández, Karla Ramírez, Enrique Delgado-Zayas, Esther Gómez-Gil, Isabel Esteva, Antonio Guillamon and Eduardo Pásaro


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8. Consequences of Chronic Stress on the PINE Network

By Verena Nold and Kelly Allers


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