calcitonin family peptides
(= ADM; CGRP1; CGRP2; amylin; calcitonin)
Family of small (32-51 residue) highly homologous peptides that act through seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptors. Adrenomedullin (ADM; 51 residues) is a potent vasodilator and has receptors on astrocytes; amylin (37 residues) is thought to regulate gastric emptying and carbohydrate metabolism; calcitonin (32 residues) is involved in control of bone metabolism; calcitonin-gene-related peptides 1 and 2 (37 residues) regulate neuromuscular junctions, antigen presentation, vascular tone and sensory neurotransmission. Receptors are themselves regulated by RAMPs.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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