Aliases for CCK Gene
External Ids for CCK Gene
Cholecystokinin is a brain/gut peptide. In the gut, it induces the release of pancreatic enzymes and the contraction of the gallbladder. In the brain, its physiologic role is unclear. The cholecystokinin pro-hormone is processed by endo- and exo-proteolytic cleavages. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CCK Gene
CCK (Cholecystokinin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CCK include acalculous cholecystitis and biliary dyskinesia. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include hormone activity and neuropeptide hormone activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CCK Gene
This peptide hormone induces gall bladder contraction and the release of pancreatic enzymes in the gut. Its function in the brain is not clear. Binding to CCK-A receptors stimulates amylase release from the pancreas, binding to CCK-B receptors stimulates gastric acid secretion
Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a neuropeptide and gut hormone that regulates pancreatic enzyme secretion and gastrointestinal motility, and acts as a satiety signal. It is released simultaneously from intestinal cells and neurons in response to a meal. The precursor molecule prepro-CCK can be cleaved to generate a variety of biologically active forms of CCK including CCK-33, CCK-8 (CCK octapeptide), CCK-39 and CCK-58. Two CCK receptor subtypes, CCK1 and CCK2, mediate the physiological actions of CCK and the related peptide gastrin. The CCK1 receptor has a high affinity for sulfated CCK analogs, whereas the CCK2 receptor has similar affinity for sulfated and non-sulfated forms.