Adrenomedullin: potential in physiology and pathophysiology.


Adrenomedullin (ADM), a 52-amino acid ringed-structure peptide with C-terminal amidation, was originally isolated from human pheochromocytoma. ADM mediates vasodilatory and natriuretic properties through the second messenger cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP), nitric oxide and the renal prostaglandin system. ADM immunoreactivity and its gene are… (More)


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