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Renin, also known as angiotensinogenase, is an enzyme that participates in the body's renin-angiotensin system (RAS) that mediates extracellular volume (i.e., that of the blood plasma, lymph and interstitial fluid), and arterial vasoconstriction. Thus, it regulates the body's mean arterial blood pressure.
Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research

Common heart drugs are safe for patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Common heart drugs are safe for patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Sacubitril/valsartan therapy may reduce hospitalization in heart patients with preserved ejection fraction

Sacubitril/valsartan therapy may reduce hospitalization in heart patients with preserved ejection fraction

Estradiol appears to help in female SARS-CoV-2 infection

Estradiol appears to help in female SARS-CoV-2 infection

Inhaled steroids reduce SARS-CoV-2-related genes in COPD

Inhaled steroids reduce SARS-CoV-2-related genes in COPD

Antihypertensives reduce severity of Covid-19 infection and death

Antihypertensives reduce severity of Covid-19 infection and death

Antihypertensives improve COVID-19 survival rates

Antihypertensives improve COVID-19 survival rates

DHODH inhibitor PTC299 shows potential as a COVID-19 therapeutic

DHODH inhibitor PTC299 shows potential as a COVID-19 therapeutic

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Novel short ACE2 isoform may influence SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility

Novel short ACE2 isoform may influence SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility

Computational analyses suggest new pathway for inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2

Computational analyses suggest new pathway for inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2

Mouse model of fatal COVID-19 developed for vaccine and drug testing

Mouse model of fatal COVID-19 developed for vaccine and drug testing

Novel blood test for heart failure could lead to new diagnostics for COVID-19 patients

Novel blood test for heart failure could lead to new diagnostics for COVID-19 patients

UTHealth physicians investigate blood pressure drug's effect on improving COVID-19 outcomes

UTHealth physicians investigate blood pressure drug's effect on improving COVID-19 outcomes

SARS-CoV-2 a dagger to the aging heart

SARS-CoV-2 a dagger to the aging heart

COVID-19 complications may be associated with von Willebrand factor in the blood

COVID-19 complications may be associated with von Willebrand factor in the blood

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

Promising treatment does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes

Promising treatment does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes

ACE inhibition in kidney could influence pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2

ACE inhibition in kidney could influence pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2