Brain natriuretic peptide:Much more than a biomarker

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Calzetta, Luigino ; Orlandi, Augusto ; Page, Clive ; Rogliani, Paola ; Rinaldi, Barbara ; Rosano, Giuseppe ; Cazzola, Mario ; Matera, Maria Gabriella (2016)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.07.109
  • Subject: BNP | NPR-A | asthma | human airway smooth muscle | COPD
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system | cardiovascular diseases | hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists

Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) modulates several biological processes by activating the natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR-A). Atria and ventricles secrete BNP. BNP increases natriuresis, diuresis and vasodilatation, thus resulting in a decreased cardiac workload. BNP... View more
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