The Biochemistry of Atrial Natriuretic Peptides, T. Geoffrey Flynn. The Guanylyl Cyclase-A Receptor, David C. Foster, David L. Garbers, and Barbara J. Wedel. The Guanylyl Cyclase-B Receptor, David G. Lowe. Molecular Determinants of Natriuretic Peptide Clearance Receptor Function, John A. Lewicki and Andrew A. Protter. Cellular and Molecular Aspects of the A-Type Natriuretic Peptide, David G. Gardner, Jianming Wu, and Branka Kovacic-Milivojevic. Cellular and Molecular Biology of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide, Christopher C. Glembotski. Cellular and Molecular Aspects of C-Type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP), Hiroshi Itoh, Shin-ichi Suga, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yasato Komatsu, Naohisa Tamura, Toshio Igaki, Jun Yamashita, Kentaro Doi, Tae-Hwa Chun, Mayumi Inoue, Ken Masatsugu, Tadashi Ikeda, Gotaro Shirakami, Katsuhiko Matsuda, Goro Katsu-ura, Makiko Ueda, Toshihiko Ban, and Kazuwa Nakao. Physiology of Natriuretic Peptides: Cardiovascular Function, Eric A. Espiner. Renal Actions of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide, Markus Meyer and Wolf-Georg Forssmann. Physiology of the Natriuretic Peptides: Gonadal Function, Kailash N. Pandey. Physiology of the Natriuretic Peptides: Pituitary Function, Zachary Resch, Tonya C. Murphy, and Willis K. Samson. Natriuretic Peptide Actions in the Brain, Alastair V. Ferguson. Natriuretic Peptides as Antigrowth Factors, Ellis R. Levin. Natriuretic Peptides and Salt Sensitivity, Daniel Villarreal and Ronald H. Freeman. Physiology of the Clearance Receptor, George J. Trachte. Natriuretic Peptides and Immune Function, Angelika M. Vollmar. Design and Utilization of Natriuretic Peptide Antagonists, Yuzuru Matsuda. Natriuretic Peptides in Cardiovascular Disease: A Focus on Congestive Heart Failure, J. Aaron Grantham and John C. Burnett, Jr. Perspective. Index.
A comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology, physiology, and pathology of natriuretic peptides. Written by the foremost researchers in the field, the reviews range from describing the actions of these peptides on the kidney, adrenal gland, vasculature, and brain, to their effects on immune regulation, reproduction, and cell growth. Special attention is given to the potential involvement of these hormones in clinical pathology and to their possible therapeutic use. Especially enlightening is the first-time review of molecular understanding of key cellular signaling pathways and of the importance of the vascular smooth muscle-endothelial interface.
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