chapter  24
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Development of Novel Formulation for Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP)

INTRODUCTION Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a peptide hormone that is mainly produced in the cardiac atria, where it is stored within granules. ANP was isolated from human atrium as reported in 1984 and identified to contain 28 amino acids and 1 disulfide bond (1) (Fig. 1).