Atrial natriuretic peptide and related peptides.

@article{Akashi2007AtrialNP,
  title={Atrial natriuretic peptide and related peptides.},
  author={Yoshihiro J Akashi and Jochen Springer and Mitja Lainscak and Stefan D. Anker},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={1259-67}
}
In recent years, biomarkers have been recognized as important tools for diagnosis, risk stratification, and therapeutic decision-making in cardiovascular diseases. Currently, the clinical potential of several natriuretic peptides is under scientific investigation. The well-known counter-regulatory hormones are atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), dendroaspis natriuretic peptide (DNP) and urodilatin, which play an important role in… CONTINUE READING