Kinins and kinin receptors: importance for the activation of leukocytes.

@article{Boeckmann2000KininsAK,
  title={Kinins and kinin receptors: importance for the activation of leukocytes.},
  author={Stephanie Boeckmann and Inge Paegelow},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={587-92}
}
In this article, we analyzed the role of kinins and kinin receptors with respect to the activation of leukocytes. In these cells, the biological effects of kinin peptides are mediated by kinin receptor subtypes B1, B2, or both, depending on species and cell type. In contrast to the other leukocytes, neutrophils contain the complete system for the synthesis and release of bioactive kinins. Consequently, very high concentrations of these peptides can be reached in the close neighborhood of the… CONTINUE READING