calcitonin (salmon)

Ligand id: 6973

Name: calcitonin (salmon)

Abbreviated name: CT (salmon)

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Classification
Compound class Peptide or derivative
Approved drug? Yes (source: FDA (1978))
Synonyms
Miacalcin®
Database Links
ChEMBL Ligand CHEMBL1201661
DrugBank Ligand DB00017
Comments
A synthetic calcitonin receptor agonist. Salmon calcitonin has actions identical to calcitonins of mammalian origin, but its potency is greater and it is longer acting. The overall effect of calcitonin treatment is an increase in bone mass.