Hypotensive Peptides

Proceedings of the International Symposium October 25–29, 1965, Florence, Italy

  • Ervin G. Erdös
  • Nathan Back
  • Federigo Sicuteri
  • Anne F. Wilde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. R. B. Merrifield
    Pages 1-13
  3. John Morrow Stewart, D. W. Woolley
    Pages 23-31
  4. T. J. Bardos
    Pages 31-33
  5. J. Beacham, P. H. Bentley, R. A. Gregory, G. W. Kenner, J. K. MacLeod, R. C. Sheppard
    Pages 34-44
  6. V. Erspamer, A. Anastasi
    Pages 63-75
  7. A. Anastasi, V. Erspamer, G. Bertaccini, J. M. Cei
    Pages 76-85
  8. J. L. Prado, Z. Tamura, E. Furano, J. J. Pisano, S. Udenfriend
    Pages 93-104
  9. E. Werle, K. Hochstrasser, I. Trautschold
    Pages 105-115
  10. Desirée Armstrong, G. L. Mills, F. Sicuteri
    Pages 139-148
  11. Tomoji Suzuki, Sadaaki Iwanaga, Shigeharu Nagasawa, Tadashi Sato
    Pages 149-160
  12. Hiroshi Moriya, Chiaki Moriwaki, Keiko Yamazaki, Setsuko Akimoto, Hiroko Fukushima
    Pages 161-174
  13. Carlos R. Diniz, Anibal A. Pereira, Jader Barroso, Marcos Mares-Guia
    Pages 175-184

About these proceedings


The papers collected in this volume were presented at the International Symposium on Hypotensive Peptides held in Flor­ ence, Italy, on October 25-29, 1965. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together scientists of fourteen countries ranging from the chemist to the surgeon, who usually do not speak a common language and for whom it would be quite difficult to follow the latest developments in fields allied to, but still some­ what removed from their basic interest. Their reports sum­ marized their recent progress and current achievements, and gave indication of the trend that future research on hypotensive peptides may take. Various aspects of the structure and function of brady­ kinin, kallidin, kallikrein, gastrin, eledoiSin, physalaemin, sub­ stance P, and related substances were discussed during the nine sessions. The first session was devoted to the chemistry of peptides. This was followed in loose order by reports dealing with the structure of some newer peptides, with kininogen, and with enzymes that release or inactivate peptides. Subsequently, reports on the physiological, pharmacological, pathological, and clinical importance of kinins, kallikrein, and eledoisin were presented. One entire session was devoted to substance P. At the closing session two motion pictures demonstrated the effect of the peptides on the circulation. The appendix of this volume contains the report of the international Committee on Nomenclature.


Isomer Lipid amino acid chemistry circulation development enzyme enzymes fields nomenclature paper peptides pharmacology structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Ervin G. Erdös
    • 1
  • Nathan Back
    • 2
  • Federigo Sicuteri
    • 3
  • Anne F. Wilde
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Oklahoma School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.State University of New York at BuffaloUSA
  3. 3.University of FlorenceItaly
  4. 4.New HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-94965-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1966
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-94967-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-94965-4
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