Calcitonin gene-related peptide and hypertension.

  title={Calcitonin gene-related peptide and hypertension.},
  author={Pan-yue Deng and Yuanjian Li},
  volume={26 9},
Capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves participate in the regulation of cardiovascular functions both in the normal state and the pathophysiology of hypertension through the actions of potent vasodilator neuropeptides, including calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). CGRP, a very potent vasodilator, is the predominant neurotransmitter in capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves, and plays an important role in the initiation, progression and maintenance of hypertension via: (1) the alterations in its… CONTINUE READING


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