Eel ventricular natriuretic peptide: cDNA cloning and mRNA expression.

  title={Eel ventricular natriuretic peptide: cDNA cloning and mRNA expression.},
  author={Yusuke Takei and Masashi Ueki and Tomoyasu Nishizawa},
  journal={Journal of molecular endocrinology},
  volume={13 3},
Ventricular natriuretic peptide (VNP), a newly discovered type of cardiac natriuretic peptide identified in eels, has a unique amino acid sequence and biological activity compared with other members of the natriuretic peptide family. We have cloned a cDNA encoding the eel VNP precursor from a cDNA library of eel ventricles and determined its sequence. Sequence analysis showed that the preproVNP consists of 150 amino acid residues containing a signal sequence of 22 amino acid residues at its N… CONTINUE READING


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