Gene Symbol: IT
Description: oxytocin/vasopressin-like peptide
Alias: Avpl, oxytocin/vasopressin-like peptide, AUGUSTUS-3.0.2_06626, GLEAN_06626, arginine vasopressin-like peptide, inotocin, vasopressin-like preprohormone
Species: red flour beetle

Top Publications

  1. Stafflinger E, Hansen K, Hauser F, Schneider M, Cazzamali G, Williamson M, et al. Cloning and identification of an oxytocin/vasopressin-like receptor and its ligand from insects. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:3262-7 pubmed publisher
    ..contains a gene coding for an oxytocin/vasopressin-like peptide, identical to the locust peptide, which we named inotocin (for insect oxytocin/vasopressin-like peptide) and a gene coding for an inotocin G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)..
  2. Aikins M, Schooley D, Begum K, Detheux M, Beeman R, Park Y. Vasopressin-like peptide and its receptor function in an indirect diuretic signaling pathway in the red flour beetle. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;38:740-8 pubmed publisher
    The insect arginine vasopressin-like (AVPL) peptide is of special interest because of its potential function in the regulation of diuresis...