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Guinea Pig Kininogen-Kinin System in Pregnancy and under Hormonal Influence

  • Glaci R. DaSilva
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 21)


Evidences on the participation of the kininogen-kinin system in pregnancy and labour have been provided by the work of Armstrong and Stewart (1), Gomes (2), Werle (3), Martinez et al. (4), Erdos et al. (5), Periti and Gasparri (6), Centaro et al. (7), Meirelles (8) and many others, showing the formation of kinins during labour, a fall in bradykininogen (BKg), an increase of the destroyng enzyme (kininase), and of the esterolytic activity, in plasma from pregnant women.


Hormonal Influence Total Plasma Protein Steroida1 Hormone Estradiol Benzoate Plasma Protein Level 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glaci R. DaSilva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão PrêtoUSPSão PauloBrazil

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