Specific [3H]-arginine vasopressin ([3H]-AVP) binding sites were identified in the rat brain by light microscopic autoradiography. Discrete intrahypothalamic nuclei were densely labelled by [3H]-AVP. High specific binding was observed in the paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei. These binding sites may represent specific receptors for AVP, postulated to exist in the mammalian central nervous system.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)