Full NameCalcitonin, salmon
(one letter code)
Chemical BridgeDisulfide bridge: Cys1-Cys7
StorageStore at -20°C.
SolubilitySoluble in water. The contents of this vial have been accurately determined. Both the stopper and the vial have been siliconized. Do not attempt to weight out a smaller portion of the contents.
DescriptionCalcitonin (salmon) is an hypocalcemic hormone produced by the parafollicular C cells of the thyroid or by the ultimobranchial bodies of nonmammalian vertebrates. Calcitonin decreases blood calcium and phosphate due to inhibition of resorption by osteoblasts and osteocytes. Calcitonin contains a single disulfide bond, which causes the amino terminus to assume the shape of a ring. Alternative splicing of the calcitonin pre-mRNA can yield a mRNA encoding calcitonin gene-related peptide; that peptide appears to function in the nervous and vascular systems. The calcitonin receptor has been cloned and shown to be a member of the seven-transmembrane, G protein-coupled receptor family.
NotesCalcitonin is a 32 amino acid polypeptide, 8 of which are conserved across all species.
Purity> 95%

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Calcitonin, salmon Structure
HPLC:  20060721145620  (PDF)
MS:  20060721145600  (PDF)
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