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Gene Family: Calcitonin receptors (CALCR)

Calcitonin receptor: The calcitonin receptor (CT) is a G protein-coupled receptor that binds the peptide hormone calcitonin and is involved in maintenance of calcium homeostasis, particularly with respect to bone formation and metabolism. CT works by activating the G-proteins G s and G q often found on osteoclasts, on cells in the kidney, and on cells in a number of regions of the brain. It may also affect the ovaries in women and the testes in men. The function of the CT receptor protein is modified through its interaction with Receptor activity-modifying proteins (RAMPs), forming the multimeric amylin receptors AMY 1 (CT + RAMP1), AMY 2 (CT + RAMP2), and AMY 3 (CT+ RAMP3). [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 2

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
CALCR calcitonin receptor CTR 7q21.3
CALCRL calcitonin receptor like receptor CGRPR, CRLR 2q32.1