Table 3

Summary of nomenclature for calcitonin receptor splice variants, referenced within the text

Proposed NomenclatureFormer Nomenclature
hCT(a)receptorhCTRI1−, hCTR2
rCT(a) receptorrCTR1a
hCT(b)receptorCTRI1+, hCTR1
  • h, human; r, rodent. Other splices variants not yet included in this classification are human δ47 (lacking the last 47 amino acids), rat CTRE2+ or CTR1b (with a 37-amino acid insert in the second extracellular loop) and rabbit δTM7 (lacking the last transmembrane helix). IUPHAR is currently looking into the nomenclature of splice variants and will publish guidelines in the near future.