[Atrial and B-type natriuretic peptides: from the research lab to clinical practice].

Abstract

The heart produces two related hormones, atrial (ANP) and B-type natriuretic peptides (BNP). Both are synthesized in the atria and ventricles as polypeptides, which upon release are split into ANP and BNP and the N-terminal fragments N-ANP and N-BNP (together named natriuretic peptides, NPs). The most important function of ANP and BNP is protection against… (More)

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@article{Boomsma2003AtrialAB, title={[Atrial and B-type natriuretic peptides: from the research lab to clinical practice].}, author={Frans Boomsma and Anton H. van den Meiracker}, journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde}, year={2003}, volume={147 16}, pages={743-8} }