This review examines our developing understanding of the families and activities of some of the best known sensory-nerve-derived inflammatory neuropeptides, namely substance P, calcitonin gene-related peptide and galanin. Evidence to date shows involvement of these transmitters in a wide range of systems that includes roles as inflammatory modulators. There is an increasing understanding of the mechanisms involved in the release of the peptides from sensory nerves and these are key in understan

First Author: Spina, Domenico; Canning, Brendan J.


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Bibliographic Information

Type: Book Chapter

Book Title: Sensory Nerves: Preliminary Entry 1700 (2009)

Page Reference: 393-416

ISBN: 978-3-540-79089-1