The role of calcitonin gene-related peptide in hypertension

Pan Yue Deng, Yuan Jian Li

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The sensory merves innervate blood vessels all over the body and participate in the regulation of cardiovascular function both in the normal state and in the pathophysiology of hypertension through the actions of potent vasodilator neuropeptides. Calcitonin gene-related peptide, the predominant neurotransmitter in the capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves, plays an important role in the initiation and progression of hypertension via the alterations in its synthesis and release.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-856
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Pharmacological Bulletin
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004


  • Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)
  • Capsaicin
  • Hypertension
  • Sensory nerves


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