Alignments of natriuretic peptide (NP) sequences. (A) Alignment between putative peptides of contig bm026 (38-104) and bm026 (105-187), and the conserved amino acids are indicated by *. The predicted regions of the N-terminal extension and mature natriuretic peptide are indicated above the alignment.
(B) Bm026, the NP precursor in B. multicinctus (bold), is aligned to other elapid NP sequences. A repeated region is shown between dashed bars, and the predicted regions of signal peptide and core ring are indicated above the alignment.