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A highly specific (Leu-Leu) endopeptidase that generates ANGIOTENSIN I from its precursor ANGIOTENSINOGEN, leading to a cascade of reactions which elevate BLOOD PRESSURE and increase sodium retention by the kidney in the RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM. The enzyme was formerly listed as EC

Year introduced: 1963

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.277.656.074.500.780, D08.811.277.656.300.048.780, D08.811.277.656.837.750

MeSH Unique ID: D012083

Registry Number: EC

Entry Terms:

  • Angiotensin-Forming Enzyme
  • Angiotensin Forming Enzyme
  • Angiotensinogenase
  • Prorenin
  • Inactive Renin
  • Renin, Inactive
  • Big Renin
  • Renin, Big
  • Cryorenin
  • Preprorenin
  • Pre-Prorenin
  • Pre Prorenin

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