[Change of neurokinin A plasma level in asthmatic children].

  title={[Change of neurokinin A plasma level in asthmatic children].},
  author={Yun-xiao Shang and Xu-xu Cai and Xiaohua Han and Shu-qin Zhao and Shu-qing Kong and Ke-lun Wei},
  journal={Zhonghua er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of pediatrics},
  volume={41 6},
OBJECTIVE Chronic inflammation of airway in bronchial asthma is caused by many complicated elements. Recently, a close attention has been paid to the neurogenic inflammation in airway which is mediated by sensory neuropeptides secreted by sensory nerve in the lung. Neurokinin A (NKA) is an important sensory neuropeptide leading to neurogenic inflammation in airway. Experimental studies showed that NKA has a close relation to asthma. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the… CONTINUE READING