Structural and functional evolution of three cardiac natriuretic peptides.


Natriuretic peptides (NPs) are a group of hormones playing important roles in cardiovascular and osmoregulatory systems in vertebrates. Among the NP subtypes, atrial NP (ANP), B-type NP (BNP), and ventricular NP (VNP) are circulating hormones expressed exclusively in the heart (cardiac NPs). The constitution of cardiac NPs is variable among species of… (More)


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@article{Inoue2005StructuralAF, title={Structural and functional evolution of three cardiac natriuretic peptides.}, author={Koji Inoue and Takashi Sakamoto and Shinya Yuge and Hozi Iwatani and Sayaka Yamagami and Makiko Tsutsumi and Hiroshi Hori and Maria Carmela Cerra and Bruno Tota and Norio Suzuki and Nobuaki Okamoto and Yoshio Takei}, journal={Molecular biology and evolution}, year={2005}, volume={22 12}, pages={2428-34} }