Sweet rescue or surrender of the failing heart? Academic Article uri icon


  • Natriuretic peptides (NPs) are hormones involved in maintaining heart health that undergo proteolytic cleavage to become activated. Previous work has shown that O-GalNAc glycans affect their processing and activation. Here, Goetze, Schjoldager, and colleagues now provide comprehensive characterization of O-glycosylation of NPs, revealing that all members of the NP family can be modified by O-GalNAc glycans. Intriguingly, the study discovers glycans in the receptor-binding region of the A-type natriuretic peptide (ANP), demonstrating that they affect both stability and activity of ANP. These results may inform future therapeutic approaches for heart failure using peptide glycoforms.

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  • 1.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Chandel, I., Ten Hagen, K. G., & Panin, V.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • August 2019