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Cardiac natriuretic peptides and heart failure

Theresa A. McDonagh

in Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199577729
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697809 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199577729.003.0014

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Cardiac natriuretic peptides and heart failure

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The natriuretic peptide (NP) family, to date, consists of four structurallysimilar hormones, A, B, C, and D, each sharing a 17 aminoacid disulphide ring structure. They are counter-regulatoryhormones in heart failure (HF) and have a major role in controllingcardiovascular homeostasis via their key effector functions:natriuresis, diuresis, and vasodilatation.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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