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The Renin-Angiotensin System

Comparative Aspects

  • Hideshi Kobayashi
  • Yoshio Takei

Part of the Zoophysiology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 11-35
  4. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 37-40
  5. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 41-51
  6. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 53-75
  7. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 77-89
  8. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 91-111
  9. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 113-172
  10. Hideshi Kobayashi, Yoshio Takei
    Pages 173-178
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 179-245

About this book

Introduction

The renin-angiotensin system and the mechanisms regulating this system developed during the adaptive evolution of verte­ brates, along with many other systems involved in the in­ tegrated survival of the organism. Because animal species have evolved from common ancestral populations, a basis for the comparison of body structures and physiological processes ex­ ists among animal groups belonging to different classifications. The comparative approach provides a better understanding of the structure and function of adaptive systems and facilitates the development of general principles governing these systems among animal groups; further, this approach reveals significant characteristics specific to certain animal groups. As the evolu­ tion of adaptation of animals to environmental conditions is explored, directions for future research are suggested. In this book, advances in research on the renin-angiotensin system are described with emphasis on the comparative aspects. However, since studies on the renin-angiotensin system of birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes are limited compared with those con­ ducted in mammals, in some chapters descriptions are con­ cerned primarily with mammals. It has taken a long time to write this volume, and the topic is a broad one, with new data always emerging; therefore, certain aspects, and sometimes the most recent information, may not be included. Chapters 1-3 and sections 8. 1-8. 4,8. 6, 8. 7 were written by H. K. ; Chapters 4-7 and Section 8. 5 by Y. T. ; Chapter 9 was written by both authors. H. Uemura, M. Nozaki, Y. Okawara, We are indebted to Drs.

Keywords

Angiotensin II receptor Angiotensin-II-Rezeptor Blood pressure Body fluids Durst Hormone Hormones Juxtaglomerular apparatus Juxtaglomerular-Apparat Körperflüssigkeiten Natriumappetit Renin-Angiotensin-System Renin-angiotensin system Sodium ap

Authors and affiliations

  • Hideshi Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Yoshio Takei
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Tokyo, Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.Nerima-kuJapan
  2. 2.Ocean Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoNakano-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61164-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64725-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61164-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0720-1842
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