We have isolated a cardiac natriuretic peptide of 5K daltons from the rat atrium and determined its amino acid sequence. The 5K cardiac natriuretic peptide was elucidated to be a 45-amino acid peptide with the sequence of S-Q-D-S-A-F-R-I-Q-E-R-L-R-N-S-K-M-A-H-S-S-S-C-F-G-Q-K-I-D-R-I-G-A-V-S-R-L-G-C-D-G-L-R-L-F by sequencing the native peptide and its lysyl endopeptidase digests. The sequence of this peptide was identical to the amino acid sequence [51-95] of the rat brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) precursor deduced from the cDNA sequence. The 5K cardiac natriuretic peptide, or BNP[51-95], was identified as the major storage and secretory form derived from the BNP precursor in the rat heart.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Aug 30|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology