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      IgA Nephropathy Complicating Diabetic Glomerulosclerosis

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            Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Increases Urodilatin in the Circulation

            Background: Urodilatin is a 32-amino-acid (AA) peptide formed in the kidney. Methods: High-performance gel permeation chromatography and high-pressure liquid chromatography evaluation of plasma followed by sensitive urodilatin and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) assays revealed that urodilatin does circulate distinctly from ANP. Results: Urodilatin circulates at very low levels (i.e 9–12 pg/ml). Infusion of ANP increased the circulating concentration of urodilatin 135-fold (p < 0.001), suggesting that some of the effects of ANP may be mediated by urodilatin while long-acting natriuretic peptide, vessel dilator, and kaliuretic peptide did not affect urodilatin in healthy humans (n = 30). Only ANP decreased the renal clearance of urodilatin (60–75%, p < 0.01). Urodilatin was metabolized into peptides smaller than 5 AAs as well as excreted intact into urine. Conclusion: Urodilatin circulates and is increased by ANP in humans.
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              Journal
              NEF
              Nephron
              10.1159/issn.1660-8151
              Nephron
              S. Karger AG
              1660-8151
              2235-3186
              1998
              December 1998
              07 December 1998
              : 80
              : 4
              : 488-489
              Affiliations
              a Unità Operative di Nefrologia e Dialisi, e b Anatomia Patologica, Vimercate, c Anatomia Umana Normale, Milano, Italia
              Article
              45233 Nephron 1998;80:488–489
              10.1159/000045233
              9832657
              © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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              Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

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