NNPA (atrial natriuretic precursor A) gene

Found on chromosome 1p36.

Encodes the precursor from which atrial natriuretic polypeptide is derived.

Atrial natriuretic polypeptide (ANP) is a diuretic that helps control extra cellular volume and electrolyte balance.

NNPA (atrial natriuretic precursor A) gene-NPPAT2238C vairiant associated with coronary artery disease, stroke and all cause mortality.

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