Journal article

Molecular pharmacology of the calcitonin receptor.

BW Purdue, N Tilakaratne, PM Sexton

Receptors and Channels | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2002


The peptide hormone calcitonin is widely used therapeutically in the treatment of bone disorders such as Paget's disease, osteoporosis, and the hypercalcemia of some malignancies. However, emerging evidence suggests the actions of calcitonin via its G protein-coupled receptor, the calcitonin receptor, may not be limited to bone. Calcitonin receptors have also been identified in the central nervous system, testes, skeletal muscle, lymphocytes, and the placenta. We are now becoming aware that the complexity of the calcitonin response mediated by the calcitonin receptor can be influenced by accessory proteins, receptor isoforms, genetic polymorphisms, developmental and/or transcriptional regula..

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