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C-type natriuretic peptide

Introduction: C-type natriuretic peptide

Description of C-type natriuretic peptide

C-type natriuretic peptide: A PEPTIDE of 22 amino acids, derived mainly from cells of VASCULAR ENDOTHELIUM. It is also found in the BRAIN, major endocrine glands, and other tissues. It shares structural homology with ATRIAL NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE. It has vasorelaxant activity thus is important in the regulation of vascular tone and blood flow. Several high molecular weight forms containing the 22 amino acids have been identified.
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