Tachykinins in regulation of gastric motility and secretion

  title={Tachykinins in regulation of gastric motility and secretion},
  author={Peter Thelin Schmidt and J. J. Holst},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS},
The tachykinins constitute a family of neuropeptides with a common C-terminal amino acid sequence. The best known tachykinin is substance P. Tachykinins are found in the nerve plexuses and nerve fibers in the stomach of all species examined. The circular muscle layer is densely innervated, whereas the longitudinal layer and the mucosa are less intensively innervated. Tachykinins are also found in a significant number of afferent neurons with cell bodies in the dorsal root ganglia. Release of… CONTINUE READING


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