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Cell Mol Biol Lett. 2008;13(2):155-81. Epub 2008 Apr 10.

Natriuretic peptides in cardiovascular diseases.

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  • 1Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, Boleslaw Szarecki University Hospital No. 5 in Łódź, Medical University in Łódź, Łódź, Poland.

Abstract

The natriuretic peptide family comprises atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), dendroaspis natriuretic peptide (DNP), and urodilatin. The activities of natriuretic peptides and endothelins are strictly associated with each other. ANP and BNP inhibit endothelin-1 (ET-1) production. ET-1 stimulates natriuretic peptide synthesis. All natriuretic peptides are synthesized from polypeptide precursors. Changes in natriuretic peptides and endothelin release were observed in many cardiovascular diseases: e.g. chronic heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction and coronary artery disease.

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