NPPB


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NPPB

A gene on chromosome 1p36.21 that encodes C-type natriuretic peptide, which has potent natriuretic, diuretic and vasodilating activities; it is implicated in fluid homeostasis and blood pressure control.
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They screened neurotransmitters to see which ones corresponded with different sensations and found Nppb did not produce any sensory response.
Following experiments showed that Nppb was essential to produce the itching sensation.
They first screened 1,700 participants in the Framingham Heart Study for 13 common variations - called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) - in the NPPA and NPPB genes, looking for any correlation with levels of ANP and BNP.