The studies described in this report emphasize the potential importance of atrial natriuretic factor in affecting systemic and renal hemodynamics, sodium excretion and components of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. It should be emphasized, however, that at present there is no direct and unequivocal evidence that ANF is secreted into the blood. Until this is done and until the factors that regulate its secretion have been established, its potential physiological role must remain speculative.
|Translated title of the contribution||Structure and biological action of the atrial natriuretic factor (auriculin)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine