Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- Calcitonin-Related Polypeptide Alpha,
- Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide I,
- Calcitonin/Calcitonin-Related Polypeptide, Alpha,
- Calcitonin 1,
- Alpha-Type CGRP,
From NCBI Gene: 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 while katacalcin is a calcium-lowering peptide. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Nov 2009]
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
Head & neck, NOS
No additional data available.
CALCA is one of eight genes on a panel of differentially methylated genes from normal and OSCC clinical samples from patients with heterogenous risk profiles chosen for further validation. The eight genes are: HOXA9, NID2, GATA4, KIF1A, EDNRB, MCAM, DCC, and CALCA.