natriuretic peptides

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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.

Types include:

  • atrial natiuretic peptide, ANP
  • brain natiuretic peptide: found in porcine brain but in human heart
  • CNP, found in human brains but not hearts

Last reviewed 01/2018