H. Haile-Meskel

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The Purkinje fibers of the rabbit false tendons (chordae tendineae spuriae) are endocrine cells containing immunoreactive atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) and ANF messenger RNA (mRNA). These cells, as visualized by immunocryoultramicrotomy, contain immunoreactive ANF in their secretory granules and their Golgi complex and exhibit ANF mRNA, as visualized by(More)
A complex network of atrial natriuretic factor-producing cells has been delineated by biochemical and morphological techniques in the rat ventricular myocardium. The chordae tendineae spuriae (CTS; false tendons) contain ANF mRNA and the ANF propeptide (Asn 1-Tyr 126) as assessed by Northern blot analysis, high-pressure liquid chromatography and(More)
The secretory pathways of atrial natriuretic factor have been investigated in atrial and ventricular cardiocytes of control and cardiomyopathic Syrian hamsters in severe congestive heart failure with four antibodies: a monoclonal antibody (2H2) against rat synthetic atrial natriuretic factor (101–126), which is directed against region 101–103 of rat atrial(More)
Antibodies were raised against three fragments of the rat ANF molecule: C-terminal atrial natriuretic factor (ANF)-(101-126), N-terminal ANF-(11-37), and the putative cleavage site of the ANF propeptide, ANF-(94-103). These antibodies were purified by affinity chromatography and revealed a major band (17K) corresponding to the propeptide by Western blot(More)
We investigated the localization of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) mRNA and of immunoreactive ANF in the vena cava and sinus node of rat and, for comparative purposes, in atria and ventricles. In situ hybridization with an ANF cRNA probe revealed that the supradiaphragmatic portion of the inferior vena cava contains almost as much mRNA as the atria,(More)
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