kinins


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kinins

substances that cause vascular smooth-muscle relaxation, inducing vasodilatation and inflammation
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Scorpion (Buthus tamulus) venom toxicity on cardiopulmonary reflexes involves kinins via 5-HT3 receptor subtypes.
Postischemic brain injury is exacerbated in mice lacking the kinin B2 receptor," Hypertension, vol.
Involvement of kinins, mast cells, and sensory neurons in the plasma exudation and paw edema induced by staphylococcal entrotoxin B in the mouse.
In 16 chapters on basic mechanisms that have clinical implications, international scientists discuss the related renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) which plays a critical role in hypertension, failing heart tissue, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes; the role of newly discovered factors such as angiotensin-converting enzyme ACE-2; and the role of kinins in, and effect of salt intake on, the anti-hypertensive effect of ACE inhibitors.
As the authors note, evidence exists suggesting that cold symptoms might be related to inflammatory mediators such as prostaglandins and kinins, which are blocked by NSAIDs, rather than to direct viral cytopathic effects.
These include kinins like PKC and tyrosine kinase, TNF, NF-kappa B, cyclic D, protein API, STAT family agents, etc.
Role of kinins in the endothelial protective effect of ischaemic preconditioning.
Radiotherapy helps by reducing oedema, decreasing inflammation and production of pain-producing kinins, reducing the size of the tumour and slowing progression.