Comparison of NT-proCNP and CNP plasma levels in heart failure, diabetes and cirrhosis patients.

@article{Ry2011ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of NT-proCNP and CNP plasma levels in heart failure, diabetes and cirrhosis patients.},
  author={Silvia del Ry and M. Cabiati and Turchi Stefano and Giosu{\`e} Angelo Catapano and Chiara Caselli and Tommaso Prescimone and Claudio Passino and Michele Emdin and Daniela Giannessi},
  journal={Regulatory peptides},
  year={2011},
  volume={166 1-3},
  pages={15-20}
}
C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) plasma levels are extremely low and a pre-analytical phase is necessary to assay plasma CNP concentrations. Amino-terminal CNP (NT-proCNP) circulates at higher concentrations than CNP, allowing a direct assay and the use of smaller amounts of plasma. Aim of this study was to evaluate the analytical performance of a direct NT-proCNP assay and to measure its plasma levels in heart failure (CHF), diabetes and chirrosis patients. NT-proCNP and CNP were measured in… CONTINUE READING