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      Cell Biology of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide

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          Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) exhibits a wide spectrum of cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic and renal actions. cGMP is the major mediator of ANP at the cellular level and only tissues possessing paniculate guanylate cyclase appear to present ANP-induced actions. Three types of ANP receptors have recently been cloned. Two of them (A and B receptors) are homologous and contain guanylate cyclase catalytic domains. The C receptor could possibly regulate the metabolic fate of ANP. Data obtained by the radiation inactivation method suggest the presence of an inter- or intramolecular inhibitory component of nearly 90 kilodaltons that represses the catalytic activity of guanylate cyclase within its membrane environment. The mechanism of guanylate cyclase stimulation by ANP could involve this inhibitory component. Preliminary data suggest that the hyperresponsiveness of the particulate guanylate cyclase/cGMP system in hypertension occurs through modulation of the inhibitory component.

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          Journal
          JVR
          J Vasc Res
          10.1159/issn.1018-1172
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5380-3
          978-3-318-01726-7
          1018-1172
          1423-0135
          1991
          1991
          23 September 2008
          : 28
          : 1-3
          : 84-92
          Affiliations
          Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
          Article
          158847 Blood Vessels 1991;28:84–92
          10.1159/000158847
          © 1991 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 9
          Categories
          Endothelium-Derived and Endothelium-Independent Vasoactive Mechanisms

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