Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Clinical Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 2164v.terzidou




Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus






BibTex format

author = {Kim, SH and Bennett, PR and Terzidou, V},
doi = {10.1016/j.mce.2017.01.034},
journal = {Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology},
pages = {56--63},
title = {Advances in the role of oxytocin receptors in human parturition.},
url = {},
volume = {449},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Oxytocin (OT) is a neurohypophysial hormone which has been found to play a central role in the regulation of human parturition. The most established role of oxytocin/oxytocin receptor (OT/OTR) system in human parturition is the initiation of uterine contractions, however, recent evidence have demonstrated that it may have a more complex role including initiation of inflammation, regulation of miRNA expression, as well as mediation of other non-classical oxytocin actions via receptor crosstalk with other G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). In this review we highlight both established and newly emerging roles of OT/OTR system in human parturition and discuss the expanding potential for OTRs as pharmacological targets in the management of preterm labour.
AU - Kim,SH
AU - Bennett,PR
AU - Terzidou,V
DO - 10.1016/j.mce.2017.01.034
EP - 63
PY - 2017///
SN - 1872-8057
SP - 56
TI - Advances in the role of oxytocin receptors in human parturition.
T2 - Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
UR -
UR -
VL - 449
ER -