Revision as of 09:18, 22 May 2008 by Jackbot (talk | contribs) (Robot: Automated text replacement (-(?ms)^(.*)$ +\1 {{WikiDoc Sources}}))
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

A kinin is any of various structurally related polypeptides, such as bradykinin and kallikrein. They are members of the autacoid family.[1]

They act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth muscle.[2][3]

It is a component of the kinin-kallikrein system.

Their precursors are kininogen.[4]

In botany, it refers to plant hormones which delay aging.[5]


External links