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Evidence for the Identity of Natriferin, the Frog Water-Balance Principle and Arginine Vasotocin

Naturevolume 187pages10301031 (1960) | Download Citation

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  • An Erratum to this article was published on 05 November 1960

Abstract

Maetz, Morel, and Lahlouh1 recently reported that pituitary extracts from amphibians and teleosts contain a principle which promotes the active transport of sodium by the isolated skin of the frog Rana esculenta. This factor cannot be oxytocin or a vasopressin since it has approximately ten times more activity on sodium transport than do mammalian extracts of similar oxytocic activity. Maetz et al. named this principle ‘natriferin’.

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    • WILBUR H. SAWYER

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