Procalcitonin/CALCA Gene Sequence, Family, Fuction and Expression Information

Procalcitonin/CALCA cDNA / Gene Overview

CALCA gene / cDNA is a protein-coding gene which located on 11p15.2. 34 organisms have orthologs with human gene CALCA.

Procalcitonin/CALCA cDNA / Gene Function

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 and as an antimicrobial peptide while katacalcin is a calcium-lowering peptide. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Aug 2014]

Procalcitonin/CALCA cDNA / Gene Sequence

LOCUS
LOCUS NM_001741 792 bp mRNA linear PRI 05-AUG-2018
DEFINITION
Homo sapiens calcitonin related polypeptide alpha (CALCA), transcript variant 1, mRNA.
ACCESSION
NM_001741
VERSION
NM_001741.2

This sequence information is just for reference only.

Procalcitonin/CALCA Family & Reagents

Gene family

Procalcitonin/CALCA Gene family reagents (Endogenous ligands)

Approved Symbol Reagent list
GAL
C3
CCL22
NTS
CD274
AMH
VCAM1
MLN
CX3CL1
GIP
Approved Symbol Reagent list
FGF4
RSPO2
INHBA
CCL17
FGF2
THPO
VIP
IL1RN
LGALS1
CCL16

Procalcitonin/CALCA cDNA / Gene Alias

  • calcitonin

Procalcitonin/CALCA cDNA / Gene Expression

Restricted expression toward thyroid (RPKM 13.7)