Conserved Site

Natriuretic peptide, conserved site (IPR030480)

Short name: Natr_peptide_CS


Atrial natriuretic peptides (ANPs) are vertebrate hormones that play an important role in the control of cardiovascular homeostatis, and sodium and water balance in general [PMID: 1652921, PMID: 2536732]. There are different NPs that vary in length but share a common core. All are processed from a single precursor. A disulphide bond resident in the C-terminal section is required for full activity of atriopeptins.

This entry represent a conserved site which includes the two cysteines involved in the disulfide bond, and two conserved glycines that may be important for the conformation of the peptides.

Contributing signatures

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PROSITE patterns