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Gene: Calca (calcitonin-related polypeptide alpha) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Calca
Name: calcitonin-related polypeptide alpha
Description: Predicted to have calcitonin receptor binding activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to nerve growth factor stimulus; cellular response to tumor necrosis factor; and vasodilation. Localizes to several cellular components, including axon; extracellular space; and neuronal cell body. Used to study brain disease; ischemia; and stomach disease. Biomarker of prediabetes syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in migraine and osteoporosis. Orthologous to human CALCA (calcitonin related polypeptide alpha); INTERACTS WITH (6aR,9R)-N-[(2S)-1-hydroxybutan-2-yl]-4,7-dimethyl-6,6a,8,9-tetrahydroindolo[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide; (D-Ala(2)-mephe(4)-gly-ol(5))enkephalin; (R)-adrenaline.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: VALIDATED
Also known as: alpha-type CGRP; Cal1; CAL6; Calc; calcitonin; calcitonin gene-related peptide 1; calcitonin gene-related peptide I; calcitonin/calcitonin-related polypeptide, alpha; CGRP; CGRP-I; RATCAL6
Homo sapiens (human) : CALCA (calcitonin related polypeptide alpha)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Calca (calcitonin/calcitonin-related polypeptide, alpha)  MGI  Alliance
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : CALCA (calcitonin related polypeptide alpha)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : CRSP-3 (calcitonin receptor-stimulating peptide 3)
Sus scrofa (pig) : CALCB (calcitonin-related polypeptide beta)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : CALCA (calcitonin related polypeptide alpha)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Calca (calcitonin related polypeptide alpha)
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Is Marker For: Strains:   SHRSP.WKY-(Calca-D1Arb21)/IzmTkyo  
QTLs:   Bp138  
Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.01184,184,018 - 184,188,922 (-)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_6.0 Ensembl1184,184,020 - 184,188,911 (-)EnsemblRnor6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.01191,158,061 - 191,162,954 (-)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.41172,686,168 - 172,691,061 (-)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.11172,824,299 - 172,827,127 (-)NCBI
Celera1166,711,610 - 166,716,491 (-)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map1q35NCBI
RH 3.4 Map11317.6RGD
RH 2.0 Map1757.3RGD
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Strain Variation

Strain Sequence Variants (Rnor 6.0)

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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 2254
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2020-05-05
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.