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Increase of the Effect of Histamine by E. coli Endotoxin on the Smooth Muscle

Naturevolume 207pages763764 (1965) | Download Citation

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ONE of the properties of the Brucella abortus and B. melitensis endotoxins is their ability to promote motility of the uterus muscle—this we demonstrated recently1,2. The Brucella endotoxins can induce a remarkable sensitivity in the isolated uterus against oxytocin1–4 and histamine3,5 which cannot be observed in the ileum5.

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  1. Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Institut für exp. Geschwulsterzeugung und Geschwulstbehandlung, Heidelberg, Western Germany

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