Last reviewed 01/2018
There are at least three types of natiuretic peptides in humans. They are made from similar polypeptide structures but are coded for by diffent genes.
- atrial natiuretic peptide, ANP
- brain natiuretic peptide: found in porcine brain but in human heart
- CNP, found in human brains but not hearts
brain type ( B type BNP ) natriuretic peptide in the detection of congestive heart failure