neurokinins

neu·ro·ki·nins

(nū-rō-kī'ninz),
A class of neuropeptides with vasoactive and bronchospastic properties.
[neuro- + kinin]

neu·ro·ki·nins

(nūr'ō-kī'ninz)
Neuropeptides with vasoactive and bronchospastic properties.
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Substance P (SP) is considered as the prototypic neuropeptide of the more than 50 known neuroactive molecules, and is also the member of a new neurotransmitter system that belongs to the family of three related peptides known as neurokinins and a member of the seven-transmembrane G-protein coupled family of receptors and is primarily associated with sensory neurons in the periphery and specific areas of the CNS [1,2].
Toxin A also elicits the production of various cytokines and neurokinins, the biological reactants, which are believed to be playing an important role in pathogenesis (90).
Manipulation of neurokinin receptors may have a downstream effect on serotonergic and noradrenergic transmission," said Dr.