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Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.400.097
D12.776.631.650.097
Unique ID
D015740
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015740
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
CGRP
Entry Term(s)
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide I
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide II
alpha-CGRP
alpha-Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
beta-CGRP
beta-Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
Pharm Action
Vasodilator Agents
Registry Number
JHB2QIZ69Z
Related Numbers
83652-28-2
Previous Indexing
Nerve Tissue Proteins (1966-1986)
Neuropeptides (1987-1989)
See Also
Calcitonin
Receptors, Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
Public MeSH Note
1990
History Note
1990
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/15
Revision Date
2018/02/28
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Preferred
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide II Narrower
beta-CGRP Narrower
alpha-CGRP Narrower
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide I Narrower
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