eledoisin


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eledoisin

 [el″ĕ-doi´sin]
a decapeptide from the posterior salivary gland of a species of small octopus, Eledone; it is a precursor of a large group of biologically active peptides. It has vasodilator, hypotensive, and extravascular smooth muscle stimulant properties.

el·e·doi·sin

(el-ĕ-doy'sin),
An undecapeptide toxin that is formed in the venom gland of cephalopods of the genus Eledone and causes vasodilation and contraction of extravascular smooth muscle.

eledoisin

/el·e·doi·sin/ (el-ĕ-doi´sin) an endecapeptide from a species of octopus (Eledone), which is a precursor of a large group of biologically active peptides; it has vasodilator, hypotensive, and extravascular smooth muscle stimulant properties.

eledoisin

a decapeptide from the posterior salivary gland of a species of snail (Eledone), which is a precursor of a large group of biologically active peptides; it has vasodilator, hypotensive and extravascular smooth muscle stimulant properties.
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Upon topical application, eledoisin is found to increase both tear secretion rate and tear volume.
Eledoisin was discovered in the salivary glands of certain Mediterranean species of octopuses and can now be produced synthetically.
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