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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

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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

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Salimetrics SalivaLab - Easy & Accurate
Order Code (lab): 5811 (SNP Genotyping)
Transport Requirements: Ship on Dry Ice
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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.
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Salimetrics’ COVID-19 Status – 6 April 2020 – No change to Prior Update:

Salimetrics’ Sales and Customer Service, as well as all other non-laboratory personnel, have successfully transitioned to working remote and are fully able to provide support to our customers.

Our Salimetrics Pennsylvania Manufacturing Center remains open for customer orders and shipments. All Salimetrics’ laboratory personnel are following PPE guidelines per CDC Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2).

The Salimetrics’ SalivaLab, located in California, is open to receive samples. In accordance with State of California Executive Order N-33-20 effective March 19, 2020, our Carlsbad, California facility, including R&D and SalivaLab personnel, will remain open working on research critical to the COVID-19 response; onsite SalivaLab personnel will be able to receive samples, and in some cases, test and send data.  All Salimetrics’ laboratory personnel are following PPE guidelines per CDC Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2).

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