Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) system in the lung of Rana esculenta
Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Morphology
Volume 260, Issue 2, pages 184–192, May 2004
How to Cite
Tei, S., Di Rosa, I., Clarioni, R. and Vagnetti, D. (2004), Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) system in the lung of Rana esculenta. J. Morphol., 260: 184–192. doi: 10.1002/jmor.10201
- Issue online: 31 MAR 2004
- Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2004
- Rana esculenta;
The atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)-system was examined in Rana esculenta lung with cytochemical and immunocytochemical methods. The results showed a cellular type that synthesizes the hormone and the presence of receptors in various components of the lung. The lung, therefore, produces ANP and at the same time is a target organ for the hormone. ANP may play an important physiological role in pulmonary function and in protecting against pulmonary edema. J. Morphol. 260:184–192, 2004. © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.