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The natriuretic peptides: universal volume controllers.
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PMID:  11339846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the discovery of the natriuretic effect of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), a family of other natriuretic peptides similar to ANP were isolated, including atriopeptin, vessel dilator, long-acting natriuretic peptide, urodilatin, and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) to name a few. ANP was noted to possess natriuretic and diuretic properties that controlled increases in intravascular volume. ANP was also found to be elevated in conditions of increased intraocular pressure and biliary obstruction. BNP was found to be elevated in conditions of increased intracranial pressure, pointing towards its role in controlling cerebrospinal fluid volume. While at the cellular level, ANP controlled individual cell size. This makes the natriuretic peptides not only controllers of intravascular volume, but also modulators of a myriad of cavity volumes down to the control of individual cell volume.
H M Abdulla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0306-9877     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-07     Completed Date:  2001-07-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
University of South Florida and James A. Haley VA Hospital, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Natriuretic Factor / physiology*
Body Fluids*
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
114471-18-0/Natriuretic Peptide, Brain; 85637-73-6/Atrial Natriuretic Factor

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