Kinin-Forming Activity in Cecal Contents of Germ-Free and Conventional Mice

  • N. Back
  • R. Steger
  • E. A. Mirand
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)

Abstract

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

Keywords

Permeability Chloroform Heparin Polypeptide Trypsin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Back
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Steger
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. A. Mirand
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, School of PharmacyState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Roswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffaloUSA

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