Advances in neurohypophysial hormones research

Shlomo Wagner, Valery Grinevich, Gil Levkowitz

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Oxytocin (OXT) and arginine‐vasopressin (AVP), also known as the neurohypophyseal hormones, are evolutionarily conserved neuropeptides from nematodes to humans (1, 2). These peptides are involved in the maintenance of homeostatic functions such as water, salt and energy balance, as well as reproductive physiology, stress, and social and sexual behaviors. Their disruption in humans has been implicated in autism spectrum disorder (3). For the last century, the investigation of these neuropeptides has been pivotal in laying the foundations for the field of neuroendocrinology. This Special Issue of Journal of Neuroendocrinology is based on presentations given at the 13th World Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones (WCNH2019) held in April 2019, in Israel.
Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere12853
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2020
EventWorld Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones: Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation - Ein Gedi, Israel
Duration: 8 Apr 201911 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13th

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Endocrinology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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