Natriuretic Peptides in the Regulation of Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolic Events.

A trial natriuretic peptide (ANP), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) are the known members of the mammalian natriuretic peptide system. The discovery of natriuretic peptides (NPs) dates back to 1981, when de Bold et al. found that administration of atrial extracts into intact rats causes diuresis and natriuresis. In 1983… CONTINUE READING