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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Therefore, a better understanding of the structural attributes and molecular heterogeneity of the different natriuretic peptide B forms is a highly desirable prerequisite for improved design of assays as well as their clinical application in the diverse settings of HF.
[3] Human genes: NPPB, natriuretic peptide B; NPPC, natriuretic peptide C; NPPA, natriuretic peptide A; FURIN, furin (paired basic amino acid cleaving enzyme).