Studies on the gene expression of the kallikrein-kinin System (KKS) in brain arteries and tissue in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia

N.E. Lapina, N. Weinzierl & L. Schilling
Objective: Bradykinin (Bk) is the major metabolite of the KKS acting upon B2 receptors which are constitutively expressed and B1 receptors following their de novo expression. A complete KKS is present in the central nervous system, and evidence is also available in favor of vascular expression. Under[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]