Structure and Expression of the Atrial Natriuretic Factor Gene

  • Kenneth D. Bloch
  • J. G. Seidman
  • Christine E. Seidman
Part of the Clinical Physiology Series book series (CLINPHY)


hypertension afflicts millions of people in the United States. In 90% or more of these cases, the etiology of the disease is unknown (38) and is referred to as essential hypertension. There is strong evidence suggesting that a predisposition for essential hypertension may be inherited, but the mode of inheritance is unknown (1).


Atrial Natriuretic Factor Atrial Tissue Cardiac Hormone Plasma Atrial Natriuretic Factor Atrial Natriuretic Polypeptide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth D. Bloch
    • 1
  • J. G. Seidman
    • 1
  • Christine E. Seidman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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