Genomic analyses and cloning of novel chicken natriuretic peptide genes reveal new insights into natriuretic peptide evolution.

@article{Trajanovska2007GenomicAA,
  title={Genomic analyses and cloning of novel chicken natriuretic peptide genes reveal new insights into natriuretic peptide evolution.},
  author={Sofie Trajanovska and Koji Inoue and Yoshio Takei and John A. Donald},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={2155-63}
}
The natriuretic peptide (NP) family consists of multiple subtypes in teleosts, including atrial, B-type, ventricular, and C-type NPs (ANP, BNP, VNP, CNP-1-4, respectively), but only ANP, BNP, CNP-3, and CNP-4 have been identified in tetrapods. As part of understanding the molecular evolution of NPs in the tetrapod lineage, we identified NP genes in the… CONTINUE READING