Effects of atrial natriuretic peptide on phagocytosis and respiratory burst in murine macrophages.

Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is known to affect cardiovascular physiology displaying both hormone- and neurotransmitter characteristics. However, there is increasing evidence that ANP possesses additional biological activities referring to the immune system. To further strengthen this hypothesis the effect of ANP on two major functions of macrophages, i… CONTINUE READING