Bradykinin-Potentiating Factor

  • S. H. Ferreira


The bradykinin-potentiating factor (BPF) is a component of Bothrops jararaca venom which potentiates in vitro as well as in vivo some pharmacological effects of bradykinin (Ferreira, 1964; 1965). This communication deals with its purification, biochemical characteristics, pharmacological actions,and some considerations of the mechanism of bradykinin potentiation by BPF.


Arterial Blood Pressure Snake Venom Thioglycollic Acid Potentiating Activity Diethyldithiocarbamic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Ferreira
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Sao PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil

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