Apelin - a new protein-regulator in the cardiovascular system


Apelin is an endogenic ligand of apelin (APJ) receptors widely expressed in human tissues. This protein is a peripheral vasodilator having a powerful positive inotropic action on myocardial contractility. This review describes mechanisms of interaction and apelin role in health and pathology.


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