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Angiotensin Receptors and Renal Function

  • David P. Chan
  • John C. BurnettJr.

Abstract

Angiotensin II (ANG II) is an important and potent regulator of renal function. With the discovery of specific types of angiotensin receptors and the availability of specific receptor antagonists, a body of information is evolving to describe the specific function of these important receptors. Along with insights in the physiological actions of ANG II on these receptors, variability in the type and localization of ANG II receptors within the renal system has been described. In addition, a maturational difference in the type of receptors exists in the development of the kidney.

Keywords

Adrenal Gland Proximal Tubule Mesangial Cell Fractional Excretion Renal Blood Flow 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Chan
    • 1
  • John C. BurnettJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Children’s HospitalOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular DiseasesMayo ClinicRochesterMinnesotaUSA

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