Polypeptides Active on Plain Muscle in the Amphibian Skin

  • V. Erspamer
  • A. Anastasi

Abstract

This report describes the main findings obtained in the field of active polypeptides of the amphibian skin by the research groups of the Institute of Pharmacology of the University of Parma and of the Farmitalia Research Laboratories, Milan, which were joined by Dr. J. M. Cei, Mendoza, Argentina, and Dr. R. Endean, Brisbane, Australia, who were responsible for collection, classification, and occasional extraction of the amphibian material.

Keywords

Polypeptide Histamine Trypsin Tryptophan Argentina 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Erspamer
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Anastasi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of ParmaItaly
  2. 2.Farmitalia Research LaboratoriesMilanItaly

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