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 NM_001741 792 bp mRNA linear PRI 05-AUG-2018
Homo sapiens calcitonin related polypeptide alpha (CALCA), transcript variant 1, mRNA.
This sequence information is just for reference only.