kallikrein

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kallikrein

(ˌkælɪˈkriːɪn; kəˈlɪkriːɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a type of protease that liberates kinins from kininogens
Translations

kal·li·kre·in

n. calicreína, enzima potente de acción vasodilatadora.
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In September of this year, he published an important review paper titled The Kallikrein-Kinin System in Diabetic Kidney Disease1, stated Mr.
Propofol, by an indirect action on endothelium activates the kallikrein-kinin system and releases bradykinin, thereby producing venous dilatation and hyperpermeability which increases the contact between aqueous phase of propofol and free nerve endings resulting in pain on injection.
Kleinschnitz, "Ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury: the role of the kallikrein-kinin system," Progress in Neurobiology, vol.
The contact or kallikrein-kinin system is a network of proteins that modulate inflammation, blood pressure, coagulation, and pain.
Topics of specific papers include regulation of cardiovascular control mechanisms, inflammation, aldosterone and vascular damage, calcitonin gene-related peptides and hypertension, the renal dopaminergic system, salt sensitivity, insulin resistance, fatty acids, cell signaling, goal-oriented hypertension management, the role of nitric oxide, the Kallikrein-Kinin system, sex steroids, and the lipoxygenase system in the vasculature.