Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide

Ligand id: 9070

Name: Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide

Abbreviated name: DNP

Classification
Compound class Peptide or derivative
Comments
Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide, a snake venom ligand, shares structural similarity to the other known natriuretic peptides, atrial, brain, and C-type natriuretic peptides, in that they all have a 17 amino acid ring structure created by a single disulphide bond [1]. It is natriuretic and diuretic and is a potent activator of cGMP. It causes vasodilation, with beneficial cardiovascular and renal properties in vivo [2].
Database Links
GtoPdb PubChem SID 315661155