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The renin-angiotensin system in the brain: an update 1993

Item Type:Review
Title:The renin-angiotensin system in the brain: an update 1993
Creators Name:Bunnemann, B., Fuxe, K. and Ganten, D.
Abstract:The renin-angiotensin system is considered to be one of the most important hormonal systems in the regulation of blood pressure and body fluid homeostasis. Ever since this system has been demonstrated to be present also in the brain, vast efforts have been made in investigating its central impact and function. The last few years, and especially the development of non-peptidic angiotensin II receptor subtype specific antagonists and the subsequent pharmacological characterization of these subtypes, brought this field of research a large step forward. This progress also might have opened up new avenues of developing highly specific anti-hypertensive drugs and thereby new ways of treating hypertension. This paper intends to provide a summary of the knowledge about the brain renin-angiotensin system accumulated during recent years; an update 1993.
Keywords:Angiotensinogen, Renin, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme, Angiotensin II, Angiotensin II Receptor, Animals
Source:Regulatory Peptides
Page Range:487-509
Date:23 July 1993
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-0115(93)90251-3
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