kallikrein system

kallikrein system
kinin s.

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  • Kinin-Kallikrein-System — Kinine sind zu den Gewebshormonen zählende biologisch aktive Oligopeptide, sie werden von Kallikrein aus Kininogenen (inaktive Vorstufe von Kininen) freigesetzt. Das Kinin Kallikrein System oder einfach Kininsystem ist ein schlecht abgrenzbares… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kallikrein — Kallikreins (tissue and plasma kallikrein) are peptidases (enzymes that cleave peptide bonds in proteins), a subgroup of the serine protease family.FunctionsThey liberate kinins (BK and KD) from the kininogens. [Oikonomopoulou, K., Hansen, K.K.,… …   Wikipedia

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  • kinin system — the system of proteins involved in the production and destruction of kinins such as bradykinin and kallidin. Kinins are cleaved from precursor substances called kininogens by kallikreins and are rapidly destroyed by kininases. Plasma kallikrein… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kinin — Kinine sind zu den Gewebshormonen zählende biologisch aktive Oligopeptide, sie werden von Kallikrein aus Kininogenen (inaktive Vorstufe von Kininen) freigesetzt. Das Kinin Kallikrein System oder einfach Kininsystem ist ein schlecht abgrenzbares… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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