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Neurokinins are peptides, part of the family of tachykinin peptides and neuromedins[1] [2][3] . There are three neurokinins currently identified:

They and the neurokinin receptors - NK1 and NK3 - are largely expressed in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NST), where they are involved in the central regulation of visceral function. Neurokinin A and B were originally isolated from porcine spinal cord.

See alsoEdit


  1. Matsuto, T. et al. (1984) Neurosci. Res. 2, 105
  2. Colin, I. et al. Neurosci. 115, 1023 (2002)
  3. McCarson, K.(1995) et al. Neurosci. 64, 729

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