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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.
Potentially promising therapeutic combination for renal cell carcinoma uncovered

Potentially promising therapeutic combination for renal cell carcinoma uncovered

Two common blood pressure drugs are not tied to increased risk of COVID-19

Two common blood pressure drugs are not tied to increased risk of COVID-19

High-affinity SARS-CoV-2 RBD drives mutation spread, forms basis of new COVID-19 inhibitor

High-affinity SARS-CoV-2 RBD drives mutation spread, forms basis of new COVID-19 inhibitor

ACE2 receptor is responsible for the wide host range of SARS-CoV-2

ACE2 receptor is responsible for the wide host range of SARS-CoV-2

New mathematical model proposes optimal treatment strategies for COVID-19

New mathematical model proposes optimal treatment strategies for COVID-19

Stopping RAS inhibitors linked to risk of adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

Stopping RAS inhibitors linked to risk of adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

Prior use of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors linked to reduced risk of death in older COVID-19 patients with hypertension

Prior use of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors linked to reduced risk of death in older COVID-19 patients with hypertension

Antihypertensive drugs may reduce COVID-19 mortality in at-risk patients

Antihypertensive drugs may reduce COVID-19 mortality in at-risk patients

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

New druggable target for heart failure in neonates and infants identified

New druggable target for heart failure in neonates and infants identified

Metabolic biomarkers could predict COVID-19 severity

Metabolic biomarkers could predict COVID-19 severity

Study describes the effects of a DPP3-knockout on the renin-angiotensin system

Study describes the effects of a DPP3-knockout on the renin-angiotensin system

Molecular processes in kidney cells may increase diabetics' vulnerability to COVID-19 infection

Molecular processes in kidney cells may increase diabetics' vulnerability to COVID-19 infection

Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study tackles the role of the renin-angiotensin system on COVID-19 pathophysiology

Study tackles the role of the renin-angiotensin system on COVID-19 pathophysiology

Elevated plasma ACE2 activity persists months after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Elevated plasma ACE2 activity persists months after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Analysis of existing comorbidities and COVID-19 mortality

Analysis of existing comorbidities and COVID-19 mortality

How might India's monsoon season impact COVID-19 ?

How might India's monsoon season impact COVID-19 ?

Healthy vitamin D levels could reduce COVID-19 complications

Healthy vitamin D levels could reduce COVID-19 complications

Human recombinant soluble ACE2 successfully used in a patient with severe COVID-19

Human recombinant soluble ACE2 successfully used in a patient with severe COVID-19