From the experiments presented, it follows that the specific precipitation and the production of anaphylactic shock with certain azodyes, as described previously, is due to these substances themselves and is not dependent upon formation of azoproteins by interaction of the dyes with proteins in the test tube or the animal body.

Besides these, some other azodyes which in our tests did not give precipitation with corresponding immune sera were also found, in very small quantities, to induce anaphylactic contraction of the uterus of sensitized guinea pigs.

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