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Tachykinins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tachykinins
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.276.812.900
D12.644.400.800
D12.644.456.800
D12.776.467.812.900
D12.776.631.650.800
D23.469.050.375.850
D23.529.812.900
Unique ID
D015320
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015320
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
A family of biologically active peptides sharing a common conserved C-terminal sequence, -Phe-X-Gly-Leu-Met-NH2, where X is either an aromatic or a branched aliphatic amino acid. Members of this family have been found in mammals, amphibians, and mollusks. Tachykinins have diverse pharmacological actions in the central nervous system and the cardiovascular, genitourinary, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems, as well as in glandular tissues. This diversity of activity is due to the existence of three or more subtypes of tachykinin receptors.
Entry Term(s)
Tachykinin
Pharm Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Kinins (1966-1988)
Nerve Tissue Proteins (1966-1988)
Neuropeptides (1987-1988)
Oligopeptides (1966-1988)
Peptides (1966-1988)
See Also
Receptors, Tachykinin
Public MeSH Note
89; PHYSALAEMIN was see under KININS 1977-88
History Note
89; PHYSALAEMIN was see under KININS 1977-88
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/05/31
Revision Date
2015/11/24
Tachykinins Preferred
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