The Formation, Actions and Properties of Anaphylatoxin

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 2)


It is not the intention of this paper to collect the many details about anaphylatoxin (AT) which have accumulated during nearly 60 years but to present an up-to-date picture of what the nature of this powerfully toxic compound is, what its actions are and how it is formed. This in order to draw the attention of biochemists, pharmacologists and physiologists interested in peptides, to this compound. As a tradition, the exploration of AT forming has so far been largely a domaene of scientists engaged mainly in immunological or allergological problems. A comprehensive review has been given by Giertz and Hahn (1966). More recent results are also collected (Vogt 1967 a).


Anaphylactic Shock Cobra Venom Contact Agent Toxic Principle Immune Precipitate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Vogt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyMax-Planck-Institut für experimentelle MedizinGöttingenGermany

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