Natriuretic peptides and their receptors

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Natriuretic peptides secreted by the heart play a major role in the regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis and remodeling. This minireview series discusses physiological and pathophysiological roles of natriuretic peptides studied in animals and in humans, the structure and signaling mechanism of the receptors mediating peptides’ activities, and the metabolism of natriuretic peptides.

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