Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins [D12] » Peptides » Neuropeptides » Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins [D12] » Proteins » Nerve Tissue Proteins » Neuropeptides » Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
A 37-amino acid peptide derived from the calcitonin gene. It occurs as a result of alternative processing of mRNA from the calcitonin gene. The neuropeptide is widely distributed in the brain, gut, perivascular nerves, and other tissue. The peptide produces multiple biological effects and has both circulatory and neurotransmitter modes of action. In particular, it is a potent endogenous vasodilator. MeSH
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