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Eric EspinerMB ChB MD(Otago) FRACP FRSNZ


Christchurch Heart Institute
Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Emeritus Professor

Research Interests

  • Natriuretic Peptides
  • C-type Natriuetic Peptide regulation and roles in cardiovascular disorders, fetal and maternal welfare, and linear growth.


Prickett, T. C. R., Howe, P. R. C., & Espiner, E. A. (2023). Resveratrol-induced suppression of CNP associates with increased vertebral bone density in post-menopausal women. JBMR Plus. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jbm4.10732

Prickett, T. C. R., Pearson, J. F., Troughton, R. W., Kennedy, M. A., & Espiner, E. A. (2023). The predictive value of A, B, and C-type natriuretic peptides in people at risk of heart disease: Protocol for a longitudinal observational study. JMIR Research Protocols, 12, e37011. doi: 10.2196/37011

Wagner, B. M., Robinson, J. W., Prickett, T. C. R., Espiner, E. A., Khosla, S., Gaddy, D., … Potter, L. R. (2022). Guanylyl cyclase-B dependent bone formation in mice is associated with youth, increased osteoblasts, and decreased osteoclasts. Calcified Tissue International, 111, 506-518. doi: 10.1007/s00223-022-01014-7

Carroll, R. S., Olney, R. C., Duker, A. L., Coghlan, R. F., Mackenzie, W. G., Ditro, C. P., … Espiner, E. A., Prickett, T. C. R., & Bober, M. B. (2022). Collagen X marker levels are decreased in individuals with achondroplasia. Calcified Tissue International, 111, 66-72. doi: 10.1007/s00223-022-00966-0

Lauffer, P., Boudin, E., van der Kaay, D. C. M., Koene, S., van Haeringen, A., van Tellingen, V., … Prickett, T. C. R., … Espiner, E. A., & van Duyvenvoorde, H. A. (2022). Broadening the spectrum of loss-of-function variants in NPR-C-related extreme tall stature. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 6, 1-11. doi: 10.1210/jendso/bvac019

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