Kininogens are proteins defined by their role as precursors for kinin, but which also can have additional roles
The two main types are:
- High-molecular weight kininogen - is produced by the liver together with prekallikrein. It acts mainly as a cofactor on coagulation and inflammation, and has no intrinsic catalytic activity.
- Low-molecular weight kininogen - is produced locally by numerous tissues, and secreted together with tissue kallikrein.
- Kininogens at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- The kinin-forming system at sav.sk
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