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. Belongs to the gastrin/cholecystokinin family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cell development/differentiation; Hormone; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide
Biological Process: activation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process; axonogenesis; behavioral fear response; eating behavior; negative regulation of appetite; neuron migration; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of glutamate secretion; positive regulation of mitochondrial depolarization; positive regulation of peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; positive regulation of protein oligomerization; protein kinase C-activating G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway; regulation of sensory perception of pain; release of cytochrome c from mitochondria; signal transduction