A novel bioassay for the NK-2 neurokinin receptor: the guinea pig gallbladder.

Although three neurokinin receptors (NK-1, NK-2, NK-3) have been identified by radioligand binding assays, only the NK-1 and NK-3 types have been found in smooth muscle bioassays. In this study, evidence is presented demonstrating functional NK-2 type receptors in the guinea pig gallbladder (GPGB). The potencies of the following neurokinins were determined… CONTINUE READING