ANP(Atrial natriuretic peptide) presence in the heart of a tunicate, Ciona intestinalis

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Atrial natriuretic peptide was found in the heart of vertebrates, we studied the ANP presence in the heart of Ciona intestinalis. This animal is very important because of its evolutionary position between invertebrates and vertebrates. ANP presence was only revelead 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalFolia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
Publication statusPublished - 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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