Protein Name natriuretic peptide C
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4880
Gene Symbol

NPPC

UniProt P23582 (ANFC_HUMAN), E5LCN7 (E5LCN7_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 167
Total Number of Articles : 203
Description

natriuretic peptide C

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a preproprotein that is proteolytically processed to generate multiple protein products. These products include the cardiac natriuretic peptides CNP-53, CNP-29 and CNP-22, which belong to the natriuretic family of peptides. The encoded peptides exhibit vasorelaxation activity in laboratory animals and elevated levels of CNP-22 have been observed in the plasma of chronic heart failure patients. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2015]

synonyms
  • C-type natriuretic peptide
  • natriuretic peptide precursor type C
  • CNP
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Properties