Peptides, Amphibian (Skin)

  • Vittorio Erspamer
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


Amphibian skin represents a formidable factory and storehouse of biogenic amines, potent alkaloid neurotoxins, and active peptides.


Gastric Acid Secretion Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Amphibian Skin Pacesetter Potential Skin Peptide 
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Further reading

  1. Erspamer V (1981): The tachykinin peptide family. Trends Neurosci 4: 267–269.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Erspamer V, Melchiorri P (1980): Active polypeptides: from amphibian skin to gastrointestinal tract and brain of mammals. Trends Pharmacol Sci 1: 391–395.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Erspamer V, Melchiorri P (1983): Actions of amphibian skin peptides on the central nervous system and the anterior pituitary. In: Neuroendocrine Perspectives, vol. 2, Müller EE, McLeod RM, eds. Amsterdam: Elsevier.Google Scholar
  4. Erspamer V, Melchiorri P, Falconieri Erspamer G, Montecucchi PC, de Castiglione R. (1985): Phyllomedusa skin: a huge factory and storehouse of a variety of active peptides. Peptides 6(Suppl.3): 7–12.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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