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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.

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  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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