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Identification of Enteramine, the Specific Hormone of the Enterochromaffin Cell System, as 5-Hydroxytryptamine


ENTERAMINE is the specific secretion or storage product of the typical enterochromaffin cells of the gastrointestinal mucosa of Vertebrata and Ascidia (hence the name ‘enteramine’), of the chromaffin cellular elements of the posterior salivary glands of Octopoda and of the hypobranchial body of Muricidæ, as well as of at least a part of the chromaffin granular cells of the cutaneous glands of Amphibia. In all its occurrences, enteramine appears to be identical.

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ERSPAMER, V., ASERO, B. Identification of Enteramine, the Specific Hormone of the Enterochromaffin Cell System, as 5-Hydroxytryptamine. Nature 169, 800–801 (1952).

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