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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ACE is responsible for degeneration of neurokinins that play an important role in regulation of emotions.
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].
Pernow, "Research on tachykinins: clinical trends, " in Substance P and Neurokinins, pp.
Awawdeh and colleagues [21] evaluated 20 patients, half of which were affected by periodontal disease, the concentrations of SP and neurokinin A (NKA).
Lamey, "Quantitative analysis of substance P, neurokinin A and calcitonin gene-related peptide in gingival crevicular fluid associated with painful human teeth, " The European journal of oral sciences, vol.
"Manipulation of neurokinin receptors may have a downstream effect on serotonergic and noradrenergic transmission," said Dr.
The compound is highly selective for the subpopulation of neurokinin receptors (NK-1) that correspond to substance P.