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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 100, No. s1, 2005, pp. 105-106
Bioline Code: oc05034
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 100, No. s1, 2005, pp. 105-106

 en Hemopressin: a novel bioactive peptide derived from the α1-chain of hemoglobin
Camila Squarzoni Dale; Rosana de Lima Pagano & Vanessa Rioli


Hemopressin (PVNFKFLSH), a novel bioactive peptide derived from the a1-chain of hemoglobin, was originally isolated from rat brain homogenates. Hemopressin causes hypotension in anesthetized rats and is metabolized in vivo and in vitro by endopeptidase 24.15 (EP24.15), neurolysin (EP24.16), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). Hemopressin also exerts an antinociceptive action in experimental inflammatory hyperalgesia induced by carrageenin or bradykinin via a mechanism that is independent of opioids. These findings suggest that this peptide may have important regulatory physiological actions in vivo.

antinociception - blood pressure - hemopressin

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