Kinin-Forming Activity in Cecal Contents of Germ-Free and Conventional Mice
Recently, a substance was isolated from the cecal contents of both germ-free and conventional rodents that stimulated the smooth muscle of the perfused rat uterus.1 Further studies identified this substance as cecal kallikrein possessing musculotropic activity both by direct and indirect kinin-forming action.2
KeywordsCecal Content Plasma Kallikrein Conventional Mouse Public Health Service Grant Epsilon Amino Caproic Acid
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