Receptors for mammalian tachykinins on isolated intestinal smooth muscle cells.

The existence of receptors for three mammalian tachykinins, substance P (SP), substance K (SK), and neuromedin K (NK), was examined in smooth muscle cells, isolated separately from the longitudinal and circular muscle layers of guinea pig ileum. Tachykinin receptors capable of mediating contraction were present in muscle cells from both layers. The… CONTINUE READING