Local actions of atrial natriuretic peptide counteract angiotensin II stimulated cardiac remodeling.

The cardiac hormones atrial and brain natriuretic peptides (NPs) counteract the systemic, hypertensive, and hypervolemic actions of angiotensin II (Ang II) via their guanylyl cyclase-A (GC-A) receptor. In the present study, we took advantage of genetically modified mice with conditional, cardiomyocyte (CM)-restricted disruption of GC-A (CM GC-A knockout… CONTINUE READING