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Kinin

Kinin

One of a number of widely differing substances having pronounced and dramatic physiological effects. Some (e.g., kallidin and bradykinin) are polypeptides, formed in blood by proteolysis secondary to some pathological process, that stimulate visceral smooth muscle but relax vascular smooth muscle, thus producing vasodilation; others (e.g., kinetin) are plant growth regulators.

Origin: g. Kineo, to move, _ -in


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Immunity questions...

... that I hope someone can help me with... 1. Is it possible for something to be an antigen, a pathogen, and an allergen? 2. How does histamine, kinin, and opson work together to guide phagocytes? Thanks SOOOO much! :)

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by astronautswife
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:49 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... factor in normal human and mouse plasma; the plastic beads induce vascular permeability-enhancing activity as measured in guinea pig skin and kinin-like activity in normal human and mouse plasma that is dependent on Hageman factor; ellagic acid, an agent that activates Hageman factor in vivo ...

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