Natriuretic peptides: are these new links in the hepatorenal connections?

Commentary Natriuretic peptides: are these new links in the hepatorenal connections? In 1981, de Bold et al' discovered that the heart produced a peptide factor, subsequently named atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), with potent actions affecting sodium metabolism and blood pressure. Since then, other related peptides, first brain natriuretic peptide (BNP… CONTINUE READING