A New Molecule in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Dendroaspis Natriuretic Peptide

Serefhan A., Altas M., Cerci A., Isik N., Elmaci I.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.24, no.1, pp.38-43, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.8016-13.2
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-43


AIM: Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide (DNP) is the most recently identified member of the natriuretic peptide family. Although DNP has similar structure and function to other members, it is genetically different. The other members are known to cause vasorelaxation but the effects of DNP on vascular structure still remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to find out the role of DNP in the development of vasospasm following aneurysmal SAH (subarachnoid hemorrhage).