, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 498–499 | Cite as

Tumor-promoting phorbol esters and mezerein induce contraction in hydra

  • Y. Shiba


12-O-tetradecanoyl phorbol-13-acetate (TPA, 1–100nng/ml) induced a reversible contraction in the hydra,Hydra japonica. Another tumor-promoting phorbol ester, phorbol-12, 13-didecanoate (PDD), and mezerein also induced contraction, but non-tumor-promoting derivatives such as 4a-PDD and phorbol did not.


Ester Phorbol Phorbol Ester Mezerein Reversible Contraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Shiba
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyHiroshima University School of DentistryHiroshima(Japan)

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