Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David C. Foster, David L. Garbers, Barbara J. Wedel
    Pages 21-33
  3. David G. Lowe
    Pages 35-50
  4. John A. Lewicki, Andrew A. Protter
    Pages 51-69
  5. David G. Gardner, Jianming Wu, Branka Kovacic-Milivojevic
    Pages 71-94
  6. Christopher C. Glembotski
    Pages 95-106
  7. Hiroshi Itoh, Shinichi Suga, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yasato Komatsu, Naohisa Tamura, Toshio Igaki et al.
    Pages 107-122
  8. Eric A. Espiner
    Pages 123-146
  9. Markus Meyer, Wolf-Georg Forssmann
    Pages 147-170
  10. Kailash N. Pandey
    Pages 171-191
  11. Zachary Resch, Tonya C. Murphy, Willis K. Samson
    Pages 193-209
  12. Alastair V. Ferguson
    Pages 211-221
  13. Ellis R. Levin
    Pages 223-237
  14. Daniel Villarreal, Ronald H. Freeman
    Pages 239-258
  15. George J. Trachte
    Pages 259-274
  16. Angelika M. Vollmar
    Pages 275-288
  17. J. Aaron Grantham, John C. Burnett Jr.
    Pages 309-326
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 327-337

About this book


Willis Samson and Ellis Levin offer in Natriuretic Peptides in Health and Disease a comprehensive collection of state-of-the-art reviews of the biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology, physiology, and pathology of these potent vasoactive factors. Written by the foremost researchers in the field, the reviews range from describing the actions of these peptides on the kidney, adrenal gland, vasculature, and brain, to their effects on immune regulation, reproduction, and cell growth. Special attention is given to the potential involvement of these hormones in clinical pathology and to their possible therapeutic use. There are also surveys of our current molecular understanding of key cellular signaling pathways and of the importance of the vascular smooth muscle-endothelial interface.

Natriuretic Peptides in Health and Disease reflects the rapid growth of research on these critically important biological peptides and points to their promise in future biomedical research and therapeutics. Insightful and comprehensive, the book will constitute the standard reference in the field for years to come.


biochemistry endothelium growth factor molecular biology physiology regulation signaling pathways smooth muscle

Editors and affiliations

  • Willis K. Samson
    • 1
  • Ellis R. Levin
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of North Dakota School of MedicineGrand ForksUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and PharmacologyUniversity of California at IrvineUSA
  3. 3.Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterLong BeachUSA

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