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Occurrence of Thr6-Bradykinin and Its Analogous Peptide in the Venom of Polistes rothneyi iwatai

  • Miwako Watanabe
  • Tadashi Yasuhara
  • Terumi Nakajima
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Abstract

Since Mathias and Schachter (1958) demonstrated the presence of kininlike substances, named wasp kinin, in one of the European wasp (Vespula vulgaris) venoms, two other wasp kinins have been isolated and their structure proposed (Nakajima et al., 1967; Yoshida and Pisano, 1972). One of these kinins is polistes kinin isolated from the venom of American wasp (Polistes annularis) and the other is vespula kinin from the venom of American yellow jacket (Vespula maculifrons). Both peptides contained the bradykinin sequence in their structures.

Keywords

Active Principle Ammonium Formate Analogous Peptide Wasp Venom Dansyl Derivative 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miwako Watanabe
    • 1
  • Tadashi Yasuhara
    • 1
  • Terumi Nakajima
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of MedicineHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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