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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Jun 13

J Headache Pain



CGRP and PACAP-38 play an important role in diagnosing pediatric migraine.


Liu J, Wang G, Dan Y, Liu X
J Headache Pain. 2022 Jun 13; 23(1):68.
PMID: 35698032.


An increasing number of studies have suggested that the important role of vasoactive peptides, such as pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), in the pathophysiology of migraine seems undeniable in adults, but studies in pediatric migraine patients remain scarce. We prospectively investigated CGRP and PACAP-38 plasma levels in children with migraine during ictal and interictal periods and compared the results between migraine patients with aura and without aura. We were the first to explore the diagnostic value of a combination of CGRP and PACAP-38.