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Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide

"Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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 neural tissue of 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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 150 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2011
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