New anticancer agents: hormones made within the heart.

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The heart is a sophisticated endocrine gland synthesizing the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) prohormone which contains four peptide hormones, namely atrial natriuretic peptide, vessel dilator, kaliuretic peptide and long-acting natriuretic peptide, which decrease up to 97% of human pancreatic, breast, colon, prostate, kidney and ovarian carcinomas, as… (More)

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