kallidin


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kallidin

 [kal´ĭ-din]
lysyl-bradykinin, a kinin produced by the action of tissue and glandular kallikreins on low-molecular-weight kininogen and having physiologic effects similar to those of bradykinin. Formerly, the term was applied to several different peptides: bradykinin was called kallidin I or 9 and lysyl-bradykinin was called kallidin II or 10.

kal·li·din

(kal'i-din),
A decapeptide vasodilator consisting of bradykinin with a lysyl group attached to the amino terminus. This group can be removed by an aminopeptidase in the blood to yield bradykinin.
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We hypothesized that increased brain APA activity would evoke a pressor response and drinking behavior via AT1 receptor stimulation, and a decrease in kallidin and increase in bradykinin as a consequence of APA activity would increase B2 receptor contribution to the pressor response.
The most important endogenous kinins are bradykinins, kallidin, and methionine-lysine-bradykinin.
Kallikrein is involved in the biochemical reaction in the kidneyto produce kallidin, which pharmaceutically appears to have vasodilator and natriuretic properties in animals.
High molecular weight Polypeptides or chemical mediators that induces pain like bradykinin, kallikrein & Kallidin are increased in the phase of inflammation.
hK1 exerts its biological activity mainly through the release of lysyl-bradykinin (kallidin) from low-molecular-weight kininogen.
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