“Vasodilating Action of Caerulein and I.C.I. 50,123 on the Canine Pancreatic Vascular Bed”

  • A. H. Glässer
  • L. Dorigotti
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 2)


Caerulein is a decapeptide isolated from the skin of the Ausstralian frog Hyla caerulea (1). The determination of the aminoacid sequence and subsequent synthesis have been carried out in these laboratories (2). According to Erspamer et al. (3) this pep tide causes a long-lasting blood pressure fall and has gastrin and pancreozymin-like activities on gall bladder motility and on gastric and pancreatic secretions. In the dog, caerulein stimulates external pancreatic secretion at doses as low as 3–6 ng/kg i. v. and decreases blood pressure at doses of 10–100 ng/kg i. v.


Pancreatic Secretion Decrease Blood Pressure VASODILATING Action Electromagnetic Flowmeter Pancreaticoduodenal Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Glässer
    • 1
  • L. Dorigotti
    • 1
  1. 1.FARMITALIA - Istituto RicercheMilanoItaly

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