# Pituitary Hormones/Posterior

Oxytocin

Also known as OXT, Pitocin, Syntocinon Oxytocin (125 aa, ~13kDa) is encoded by the human OXT gene. This protein plays a role in smooth muscle contraction in both the mammary gland and uterus. Oxytocin also is involved in maternal-newborn bonding, cognition and many...
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