© 1970

Bradykinin, Kallidin and Kallikrein

  • Ervin G. Erdös
  • Anne F. Wilde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introduction

  3. Methods Used in Kinin Research

  4. Kininogenases

    1. V. Eisen, W. Vogt
      Pages 82-130
    2. Marion E. Webster
      Pages 131-155
    3. J. L. Prado
      Pages 156-192
    4. Tomoji Suzuki, Sadaaki Iwanaga
      Pages 193-212
    5. Rosmarie Vogel, Eugen Werle
      Pages 213-249
  5. Kininogens

    1. E. Habermann
      Pages 250-288
  6. Kininases

    1. E. G. Erdös, H. Y. T. Yang
      Pages 289-323
  7. Kinins

    1. Physiological and Pharmacological Actions

      1. E. Schröder
        Pages 324-350
      2. Gerhard A. Brecher, Günther F. Brobmann
        Pages 351-361
      3. F. J. Haddy, T. E. Emerson Jr., J. B. Scott, R. M. Daugherty Jr.
        Pages 362-384
      4. H. O. J. Collier
        Pages 409-420

About this book


Bradykinin is frequently referred to as an elusive substance; the editor of a comprehensive volume dealing with kinins thus has a difficult task. The com­ plexity of the issues calls for a large number of contributors who approach the topics from the various angles that are dictated by the sometimes divergent views of the individuals. The editor saw no reason to prescribe the mode of presentation, which was left to the authors and accounts for the variety of approaches. Contributors from nine countries were asked to participate in the volume. The chapters were organized to present, first, the history of the discoveries and methods of approach to kinin research. Then follows a discussion of the enzymes that release kinins, their substrates, and other enzymes that inactivate the peptides. If the release of kinin is important, then the inhibition of the releasing enzymes is of obvious interest and is described. Since the measurement of kinin­ ogen levels in blood has been frequently used as an indicator of kinin liberation, in addition to a separate chapter, kininogens are also mentioned where the functions of kinins are discussed. The conclusions drawn from establishing structure-action relationships for many analogs and the actions of kinins are indicated and summarized.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ervin G. Erdös
    • 1
  • Anne F. Wilde
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Oklahoma Medical CenterOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bradykinin, Kallidin and Kallikrein
  • Authors Ervin G. Erdös
    Anne F. Wilde
  • Series Title Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology / Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-04847-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-46224-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46222-1
  • Series ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-0325
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 768
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
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