angiotensin


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angiotensin

[‚an·jē·ə′ten·sən]
(biochemistry)
A decapeptide hormone that influences blood vessel constriction and aldosterone secretion by the adrenal cortex. Also known as hypertensin.
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An angiotensin I-converting enzyme mutation (Y465D) causes a dramatic increase in blood ACE via accelerated ACE shedding.
Structural relationships of angiotensin converting-enzyme inhibitors to pharmacologic activity.
Development of enzyme-linked immunoassays for human angiotensin I-converting enzyme suitable for large-scale studies.
It was evaluated that the derivative of oleuropein, oleacein (3,4-DHPEA-EDA; 3,4-dihydroxyphenylethanol-elenolic acid dialdehyde), was a potent inhibitor of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and neutral endopeptidase (NEP) in contrary to oleuropein, which was not active (Hansen et al.
Angiotensin increases blood pressure by directing the kidneys to hold onto more salt and by increasing levels of the hormone aldosterone, which also directs the kidneys to retain salt.
38) Additionally, resveratrol may suppress some of the adverse effects of angiotensin II, such as vascular smooth muscle cell overgrowth (hypertrophy).
Researchers created the new vaccine by binding angiotensin to a harmless fragment of a virus.
Animal research and small studies in humans have indicated neuroprotective effects from calcium channel blockers and another class of blood-pressure lowering drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Dr.
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) has patented methods, compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits for the augmentation of erythropoiesis by potentiating erythropoietin-induced differentiation with angiotensinogen, angiotensin I (AI), AI analogues, AI fragments and analogues thereof, angiotensin II analogues, AII fragments or analogues thereof or AII AT.
ACE inhibitors work by blocking the action of a compound in the body called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).