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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2015-07-30 02:12 UTC (anita@nre.gov.my)
Date of publication
2015-07-30 15:55 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Atrial natriuretic factor coding sequence
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Atrial natriuretic peptide
Atrial natriuretic hormone
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Homo sapiens - HUMAN
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Human Atrial natriuretic Factor
Biological function
Atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) is a powerful vasodilator, and a protein hormone secreted by heart muscle cells. It is involved in the homeostatic control of body water, sodium, potassium and fat (adipose tissue). It is released by muscle cells in the upper chambers (atria) of the heart (atrial myocytes) in response to high blood volume. ANP acts to reduce the water, sodium and adipose loads on the circulatory system, thereby reducing blood pressure.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Production of medical or pharmaceutical compounds (human or animal)
Additional Information
Other relevant website address or attached documents

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