[Arg8]-Vasopressin solution

Grade VI (synthetic), ~100 IU/mL in 0.9% NaCl

AVP, β-Hypophamine, Antidiuretic hormone, Arginine vasopressin
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biological source

synthetic (organic)




Grade VI (synthetic)




0.4% 4-chlorobutanol as preservative


~100 IU/mL in 0.9% NaCl



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Gene Information

human ... AVP(551)

Amino Acid Sequence

Cys-Tyr-Phe-Gln-Asn-Cys-Pro-Arg-Gly-NH2 [Disulfide Bridge: 1-6]


[Arg8]-Vasopressin solution was used as an antigen for preparing preadsorbed antisera for immunocytochemistry. The product was used in L6 cell culture of the C5 subclone for differentiation studies.

Biochem/physiol Actions

[Arg8]-Vasopressin solution also known as Antidiuretic hormone, Arginine vasopressin or beta-Hypophamine is a selective and potent vasopressor agent that stabilizes the cardiocirculatory function in normal human as well as in patients suffering from catecholamine-resistant vasodilatory shock. It stimulates three acid-base transporters and hence increases the capability of the cell to regulate pH.
Endogenous antidiuretic hormone in most mammalian species. It is released into the blood from nerve terminals in the posterior pituitary and median eminence. Arg8-vasopressin is also a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It is implicated in a variety of physiological processes including diuresis, vasoregulation, and memory. Regulates water balance by antidiuretic action; contracts arterioles (vasopressor action).


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113 °C - closed cup

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J J McDonnell et al.
The Anatomical record, 240(4), 528-536 (1994-12-01)
Beta-endorphin and oxytocin immunocytochemical localization were examined in the neurointermediate lobe (lobus nervosus and pars intermedia) of the bovine hypophysis in order to describe the anatomical distribution of these two neurointermediate lobe hormones. Twenty-seven bovine hypophyses were collected from slaughterhouse...
Roberto Tamma et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(46), 18644-18649 (2013-10-30)
Although hyponatremia is known to be associated with osteoporosis and a high fracture risk, the mechanism through which bone loss ensues has remained unclear. As hyponatremic patients have elevated circulating arginine-vasopressin (AVP) levels, we examined whether AVP can affect the...
Lone Brønd et al.
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, 305(11), F1547-F1554 (2013-10-04)
A number of studies have shown that rats with congestive heart failure (CHF) have increased protein levels of the vasopressin (AVP)-regulated water channel aquaporin-2 (AQP2) even during conditions with unchanged circulating levels of AVP, suggesting an increase in the sensitivity...
Vanessa Vezzi et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 9111-9111 (2020-06-06)
Vasopressin receptor 2 (V2R) mutations causing the nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (NSIAD) can generate two constitutively active receptor phenotypes. One type results from residue substitutions in several V2R domains and is sensitive to vaptan inverse agonists. The other is...
Daniel J van Wamelen et al.
Sleep, 36(1), 117-125 (2013-01-05)
To study whether sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances in patients with Huntington's disease (HD) arise from dysfunction of the body's master clock, the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus. Postmortem cohort study. Eight patients with HD and eight control subjects matched for sex...

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