Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 1654-1658

Cross-reactivity of anti-oxytocin sera

Jiřina Slaninováa, Iain C. A. F. Robinsonb, Pavel Hrbasa and Tomislav Bartha

a Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6
b National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1AA, Great Britain


Two anti-oxytocin sera, raised using thyroglobulin-oxytocin conjugates as immunogens in a rabbit and a pig, have been compared. Differences in assay conditions gave rise to large differences in the apparent titre of the antisera, and altered the specificity of the resulting assays.