The cardiovascular actions of the C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) are mainly mediated by the interaction with natriuretic peptide receptor-B (NPR-B). The aim of this study was to identify the sequence of NPR-B in Sus Scrofa, which is not present in GenBank, to verify the expression of NPR-B in the different cardiac chambers of normal pigs and evaluate its homology with murine and human species. Using the guanidinium thyocyanate-phenol-chloroform method, we extracted total RNA from samples obtained from heart of mouse and from the atrium, ventricle, and septum of normal pigs. Pig NPR-B mRNA was sequenced using polymerase chain reaction primers designed from mouse consensus sequences. Sus Scrofa natriuretic peptide receptor 2 mRNA, 1-396 bp, was submitted to GenBank (accession number DQ487044). The presence of NPR-B at mRNA level was detected in all the cardiac chambers; moreover, the bands obtained from pig cardiac tissue shared a 93% sequence homology with a region of the mouse NPR-B and a 95% sequence homology with Homo sapiens. Therefore, NPR-B sequencing provides a new tool to investigate the role of CNP under physiological and pathological conditions in the experimental and clinical setting.
|Titolo:||Sequencing and cardiac expression of natriuretic peptide receptor 2 (NPR-B) in Sus Scrofa.|
|Autori interni:||RECCHIA, FABIO ANASTASIO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista/Article|