Arginine vasopressin (AVP) is a hormone that functions to regulate blood pressure and bodily fluid homeostasis. Vasopressin has three main receptors AVPR1a, AVPR1b, and AVPR2 which were investigated in this project along with OXTR, LNPEP, and CUL5. AVPR1a functions in the smooth muscle and causes vasoconstriction, AVPR1b functions in the pituitary helping to regulate adrenocorticotropic hormone release, and AVPR2 is expressed highly in the kidneys and works to concentrate urine. This project investigates how these various receptors are expressed with different factors related to pregnancy such as, sex of the baby, chronically hypertensive mothers, and gestational age at delivery
Vasopressin receptors, pregnancy
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Davis LA, Devor EJ, Sharp LE, Santillan MK, Scroggins SM, Santillan DA. Effects of biological factors on the expression of arginine vasopressin receptors. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct 29;8(3):Article 15 [2 p.]. . Free full text article.