Calcitonin Gene Products: Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Actions

  • W. Born
  • J. A. Fischer
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 107)

Abstract

Calcitonin was discovered by Copp et al. (1961) as a hypocalcemic hormone and the neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) recognized through analysis of the calcitonin gene structure (Amara et al. 1982).

Keywords

Osteoporosis Polypeptide Prostaglandin Norepinephrine Catecholamine 

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