Human adrenal tumor cell line SW-13 contains a natriuretic peptide receptor system that responds preferentially to ANP among various natriuretic peptides

Takeshi Mizuno, Takeshi Katafuchi, Hiromi Hagiwara, Teizo Ito, Kenji Kangawa, Hisayuki Matsuo, Shigehisa Hirose

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A new type of ANP receptor system which clearly distinguishes natriuretic peptides A and B (ANP and BNP) has been identified in the human adrenal tumor cell line SW-13 and characterized. SW-13 cells responded to nanomolar concentrations of ANP with large increases in cGMP levels but in the case of BNP, much higher concentrations were required to produce the same extent of response. This property is unique since the 140-kDa ANP receptors so far characterized do not discriminate between ANP and BNP. For comparison, various natriuretic peptide receptors were also re-characterized using the recently identified CNP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-893
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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