M Saito-Mitsui

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The effects of discodermin A, an antimicrobial peptide extracted from sea sponge Discodermia kiiensis, on cell membranes were investigated using vascular smooth muscle cells and erythrocytes. At lower concentrations (0.1-3 microM), discodermin A increased muscle tension with an increase in intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) indicated by the(More)
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