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ANP (Atrial Natriuretic Peptide) presence in the heart of a tunicate, Ciona intestinalis.
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PMID:  20529818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial natriuretic peptide was found in the heart of vertebrates, we studied the ANP presence in the heart of Ciona intestinalis. This is animal is very important because of the its evolutionary position between invertebrates and vertebrates. ANP presence was only revealed in myoepithelial cells of the myocardium. Results suggest the hypothesis that ANP is present not only in the vertebrates but also in the invertebrates and in Ciona heart ANP might play a similar role like in the heart of vertebrates.
Luana Lipari; Aldo Gerbino; Diego Lipari; Elvira Vittoria Farina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia histochemica et cytobiologica / Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Histochemical and Cytochemical Society     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1897-5631     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Histochem. Cytobiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-09-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502651     Medline TA:  Folia Histochem Cytobiol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Biomedicina Sperimentale e Neuroscienze Cliniche, Sez. Istologia ed Embriologia, Universitá di Palermo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Natriuretic Factor / metabolism*
Ciona intestinalis / cytology,  metabolism*
Myocardium / cytology,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
85637-73-6/Atrial Natriuretic Factor

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