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ANP (Atrial Natriuretic Peptide) presence in the heart of a tunicate, Ciona intestinalis.

Luana Lipari, Aldo Gerbino, Diego Lipari, Elvira Vittoria Farina
DOI: 10.2478/v10042-008-0090-8
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2010;48(1):68-70.

open access

Vol 48, No 1 (2010)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2010-06-10
Submitted: 2011-12-19

Abstract

Atrial natriuretic peptide was found in the heart of vertebrates, we studied the ANP presence in the heart of Ciona intestinalis. This is animal is very important because of the its evolutionary position between invertebrates and vertebrates. ANP presence was only revealed in myoepithelial cells of the myocardium. Results suggest the hypothesis that ANP is present not only in the vertebrates but also in the invertebrates and in Ciona heart ANP might play a similar role like in the heart of vertebrates.

Abstract

Atrial natriuretic peptide was found in the heart of vertebrates, we studied the ANP presence in the heart of Ciona intestinalis. This is animal is very important because of the its evolutionary position between invertebrates and vertebrates. ANP presence was only revealed in myoepithelial cells of the myocardium. Results suggest the hypothesis that ANP is present not only in the vertebrates but also in the invertebrates and in Ciona heart ANP might play a similar role like in the heart of vertebrates.
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Title

ANP (Atrial Natriuretic Peptide) presence in the heart of a tunicate, Ciona intestinalis.

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 48, No 1 (2010)

Pages

68-70

Published online

2010-06-10

DOI

10.2478/v10042-008-0090-8

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2010;48(1):68-70.

Authors

Luana Lipari
Aldo Gerbino
Diego Lipari
Elvira Vittoria Farina

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