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Renin Release: Sites, Mechanisms, and Control

Kurtz, Armin (2010) Renin Release: Sites, Mechanisms, and Control. Annual Review of Physiology 73, pp. 377-399.

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In the adult organism, systemically circulating renin almost exclusively originates from the juxtaglomerular cells in the afferent arterioles of the kidneys. These cells share similarities with pericytes and myofibro-blasts. They store renin in a vesicular network and granules and release it in a regulated fashion. The release mode of renin is not understood; in particular, the involvement of ...


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Item type:Article
Date:4 October 2010
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Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Physiologie > Prof. Dr. Armin Kurtz
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Keywords:juxtaglomerular cell, secretion, RAAS
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:35148
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