Protein Name tachykinin precursor 1
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 6863
Gene Symbol


UniProt P20366 (TKN1_HUMAN), Q9Y494 (Q9Y494_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 1484
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tachykinin precursor 1

Gene Summary

This gene encodes four products of the tachykinin peptide hormone family, substance P and neurokinin A, as well as the related peptides, neuropeptide K and neuropeptide gamma. These hormones are thought to function as neurotransmitters which interact with nerve receptors and smooth muscle cells. They are known to induce behavioral responses and function as vasodilators and secretagogues. Substance P is an antimicrobial peptide with antibacterial and antifungal properties. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]

  • protachykinin-1
  • PPT
  • neurokinin 1
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