The natriuretic peptide family.

K. Nakao, H. Itoh, S. Suga, Y. Ogawa, H. Imura

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The natriuretic peptide system is a complicated system comprising at least three endogenous peptides, atrial natriuretic peptide, brain natriuretic peptide, and C-type natriuretic peptide and three receptors, the atrial natriuretic peptide-A receptor (guanylyl cyclase A), the atrial natriuretic peptide-B receptor (guanylyl cyclase B), and the clearance receptor. The accumulated evidence indicates that this system is implicated in the control of blood pressure, body fluid homeostasis, and vascular remodeling as both cardiac hormone and local regulator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in nephrology and hypertension
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology


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