Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Results Probl Cell Differ. 2008;46:181-99. doi: 10.1007/400_2007_053.

Biological function of prokineticins.

Author information

  • 1Department of Pharmacology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA. qzhou@uci.edu


Secreted peptides have been implicated in diverse physiological functions. Prokineticins are a pair of regulatory peptides that signal through two highly homologous G protein-coupled receptors. Prokineticins possess a unique structural motif of five disulfide bonds and conserved N-terminal stretches. Diverse biological functions, ranging from development to adult physiology, have been attributed to prokineticins. Herein we provide an overview of current knowledge of this interesting pair of regulatory peptides.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk