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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.
How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

ACE2 receptors in the kidney not linked to high BP or RAS blockers

ACE2 receptors in the kidney not linked to high BP or RAS blockers

Study shows antihypertensive drugs do not raise serum levels of ACE2

Study shows antihypertensive drugs do not raise serum levels of ACE2

RAAS inhibitors are safe to use in COVID-19 patients, study shows

RAAS inhibitors are safe to use in COVID-19 patients, study shows

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, say researchers

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, say researchers

ACE inhibitors should not be discontinued over fears about COVID-19, say researchers

ACE inhibitors should not be discontinued over fears about COVID-19, say researchers

Vitamin D could improve outcomes in COVID-19

Vitamin D could improve outcomes in COVID-19

High blood pressure drugs found to be safe for COVID-19 patients

High blood pressure drugs found to be safe for COVID-19 patients

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

Radboudumc researchers find essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19

Radboudumc researchers find essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19

French scientists suggest nicotinic agonists could treat COVID-19

French scientists suggest nicotinic agonists could treat COVID-19

Role of ACE/ARB inhibitors in the treatment of COVID-19

Role of ACE/ARB inhibitors in the treatment of COVID-19

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Hypertensive patients on ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may have improved COVID-19 prognosis

Hypertensive patients on ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may have improved COVID-19 prognosis

Smokers have more ACE2 receptors making it easier for SARS-CoV-2 to infect

Smokers have more ACE2 receptors making it easier for SARS-CoV-2 to infect

COVID-19 and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors

COVID-19 and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

Heart and kidney patients should keep taking their medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

Heart and kidney patients should keep taking their medicines during COVID-19 pandemic