Polypeptides of the Amphibian Skin Active on the Gut and Their Mammalian Counterparts

  • V. Erspamer
  • P. Melchiorri
  • C. Falconieri Erspamer
  • L. Negri
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 106)


As repeatedly stated, the amphibian skin represents an un-exhaustible mine of biogenic amines and polypeptides. So far, more than ten different indolealkylamines, five imidazolealkylamines and more than twenty active peptides have been isolated in a pure form and, after elucidation of their structure, reproduced by synthesis. Another large group of amines and peptides (altogether more than twenty) has already been identified and is in part the object of studies now in progress.


Gall Bladder Amylase Release Pancreatic Enzyme Secretion Amphibian Skin Pacesetter Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Erspamer
    • 1
  • P. Melchiorri
    • 1
  • C. Falconieri Erspamer
    • 1
  • L. Negri
    • 1
  1. 1.Institutes of Medical Pharmacology I and IIIUniversity of RomeItaly

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