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B-type natriuretic peptide - Medical Definition


Gene Music using Protein Sequence of NPR3 "NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE RECEPTOR 3"


Gene Music using Protein Sequence of NPR1 "NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE RECEPTOR 1"


Cardiac Targeting Peptide

Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) or Atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) is a peptide hormone which reduces an expanded extracellular fluid (ECF) volume by increasing renal sodium excretion. ANP is synthesized, and secreted by cardiac muscle cells in the walls of the atria in the heart. These cells contain volume receptors which respond to increased stretching of the atrial wall due to increased atrial blood volume. ANP is one of a family of nine natriuretic peptides: seven are atrial in origin.
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  • Structure 

  • Production 

  • Receptors 

  • Physiological effects 

  • Degradation 

  • Biomarker 

  • Therapeutic use and drug development 

  • Other natriuretic peptides 

  • Pharmacological modulation