Peptide Essay Topics

B-type natriuretic peptide

B-type natriuretic peptide or BNP is a neurohormone. It is secreted by the ventricles of the heart in response to excessive stretching of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes). Thus fluid overload increases the secretion of the hormone. BNP is elevated in those with left ventricular dysfunction. It is elevated in both symptomatic and asymptomatic left ventricular… View Article