Effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide on bone turnover in ovariectomized rats.

Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a neuropeptide abundantly concentrated in sensory nerve endings innervating bone metaphysis and periosteum, which indicates that it plays a local role in bone metabolism. CGRP-alpha and -beta share structural and functional homology with calcitonin (CT) and have been shown to inhibit bone resorption in vitro and to… CONTINUE READING