Neurokinin/Substance P (IPR002040)

Short name: Neurokinin/Substance-P

Domain relationships



This family includes peptides, which belong to the tachykinin family. Tachykinins [PMID: 3284438, PMID: 1969374, PMID: 1324401] are a group of biologically active peptides which excite neurons, evoke behavioral responses, are potent vasodilatators and contract (directly or indirectly) many smooth muscles. Tachykinins, like most other active peptides, are synthesized as larger protein precursors that are enzymatically converted to their mature forms. Tachykinins are from ten to twelve residues long.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007268 synaptic transmission
GO:0007217 tachykinin receptor signaling pathway

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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