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CALCA

Official Full Name
calcitonin/calcitonin-related polypeptide, alpha
Background
This gene encodes the peptide hormones calcitonin, calcitonin gene-related peptide and katacalcin by tissue-specific alternative RNA splicing of the gene transcripts and cleavage of inactive precursor proteins. Calcitonin is involved in calcium regulation and acts to regulate phosphorus metabolism. Calcitonin gene-related peptide functions as a vasodilator while katacalcin is a calcium-lowering peptide. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
Alpha CGRP; CALC 1; CALC A; CALC1; CALCA; Calcitonin related polypeptide alpha; CGRP 1; CGRP; CGRP I; CGRP1; CGRPI; CT; Katacalcin; KC; MGC126648; calcitonin-related polypeptide alpha; CALC1, calcitonin 1; calcitonin; calcitonin gene-related peptide 1; calcitonin 1; alpha-type CGRP; calcitonin gene-related peptide I; calcitonin/calcitonin-related polypeptide, alpha; CGRP-I; CALC; calcitonin gene-related peptide; zgc:92886; calcitonin/calcitonin-related polypeptide alpha

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