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The Brain-Renin-Angiotensin System: Update

  • Thomas Unger
  • Detlev Ganten
  • Gerald Ludwig
  • Rudolf E. Lang
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 105)

Abstract

Evidence for the presence of components of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) in the brain of various species has recently been reviewed (1–4). We discuss here some recent advances concerning the characterisation of renin, angiotensinogen, converting enzyme and angiotensin in the brain and their localization in areas which are relevant to volume homeostasis and cardiovascular control.

Keywords

Median Eminence Renin Angiotensin System Acid Protease Corpus Striatum Zona Incerta 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Unger
    • 1
  • Detlev Ganten
    • 1
  • Gerald Ludwig
    • 1
  • Rudolf E. Lang
    • 1
  1. 1.German Inst. for High Blood Pressure Research and Dept. of PharmacologyUniv. of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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