Enzymes in normally perfused and ischaemic dog hearts which release a substance with kinin like activity.

The presence of amidases cleaving the tripeptide VAL.LEU.ARG.pNA, and liberating from human plasma kininogen substance(s) able to contract uterine smooth muscle and to lower blood pressure (uterus contracting and hypotensive activity), has been demonstrated in vascular and muscle tissues from normally perfused and ischaemic areas of dog hearts. Studies were… CONTINUE READING