calcitonin gene related peptide
(= CGRP)
Neuropeptide of 37 amino acids with structural homology to salmon calcitonin. Co-localizes with substance P in neurons. Intracerebral administration of CGRP leads to a rise in noradrenergic sympathetic outflow, a rise in blood pressure, and a fall in gastric secretion. A family of related peptides exist (calcitonin family peptides). See RAMPs.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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