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Oxytocin Receptor – OXTR

Gene Summary
Gene: Oxytocin Receptor
Gene Symbol: OXTR
Related Analyte(s): Cortisol
Common SNPs
rs53576 , rs2254298 , rs1042778
Assay Methodology
Methodology: Genomic DNA, purified using silica based membrane columns is analyzed by TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays run on the 7900HT real time PCR system
Yield: 2-5 ug genomic DNA

Collect Saliva Samples

DNA SALIVA COLLECTION CONSIDERATIONS

Better results begin with better saliva collection. This collection protocol features general considerations to maximize salivary DNA analysis. Use this collection protocol to plan your collection methodology and sampling schemes.

APPROVED SALIVARY DNA COLLECTION METHODS

Test Saliva Samples

@ Salimetrics
Salimetrics SalivaLab - Easy & Accurate
Order Code (lab): 5811 (SNP Genotyping)
Transport Requirements: Ship on Dry Ice
@ Your Own Lab
Salimetrics Assay Kits - Better Results

The validated method used by Salimetrics is proprietary and not available in assay kit form at this time.

References & OXTR Related Research

  1. Lerer, E. et al. (2008). Association between the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene and autism: relationship to Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales and cognition. Molecular Psychiatry. 13, 980-988.
  2. Skuse, D. et al. (2014). Common polymorphism in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) is associated with human social recognition skills. PNAS. 111(5), 1987-1992.
  3. Rodrigues, S. et al. (2009). Oxytocin receptor genetic variation relates to empathy and stress reactivity in humans. PNAS. 106(50), 21437-21441.
  4. Spahire-Bernstein, S. et al. (2011). Oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) is related to psychological resources. PNAS. 108(37), 15118 – 15122.