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Kininogens are proteins that are defined by their role as precursors for kinin, but that also can have additional roles.

The two main types are:

They are both spliced from the same precursor.

A third type, T-kininogen, is found in rats but not humans.[1]

Closely related proteins include cystatin.


  1. ^ Stefan Offermanns; Walter Rosenthal (2008). Encyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology. Springer. pp. 673–. ISBN 978-3-540-38916-3. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 

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