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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.
Aggressive treatment for hypertension may lead to kidney damage, research suggests

Aggressive treatment for hypertension may lead to kidney damage, research suggests

Researchers use simple blood tests to improve treatment for resistant hypertension in Africa

Researchers use simple blood tests to improve treatment for resistant hypertension in Africa

Promising new drug may offer effective treatment for heart failure patients

Promising new drug may offer effective treatment for heart failure patients

New RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in mice

New RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in mice

Study to investigate clinical impact of new treatment for HFrEF patients

Study to investigate clinical impact of new treatment for HFrEF patients

Study shows overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease remains unchanged among U.S. adults

Study shows overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease remains unchanged among U.S. adults

DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

Study shows drugs for hypertension may help treat mood disorders

Study shows drugs for hypertension may help treat mood disorders

Aliskiren fails to show benefit for heart failure patients with diabetes

Aliskiren fails to show benefit for heart failure patients with diabetes

Potential new intraocular treatment based on RAS manipulation can prevent or reverse diabetic retinopathy

Potential new intraocular treatment based on RAS manipulation can prevent or reverse diabetic retinopathy

Endocrine Society urges physicians to increase screening for primary aldosteronism

Endocrine Society urges physicians to increase screening for primary aldosteronism

Low-sodium intake has little impact on bone health in postmenopausal women

Low-sodium intake has little impact on bone health in postmenopausal women

Gene expression analysis points metastatic CRC patient to successful irbesartan therapy

Gene expression analysis points metastatic CRC patient to successful irbesartan therapy

FDA-approved, once-daily 24-hour aspirin now available for prevention of stroke and acute cardiac events

FDA-approved, once-daily 24-hour aspirin now available for prevention of stroke and acute cardiac events

Ardelyx announces positive results from RDX022 clinical study for treatment of hyperkalemia

Ardelyx announces positive results from RDX022 clinical study for treatment of hyperkalemia

Doctors in Mexico show benefits of healthy diet, exercise in heart failure patients

Doctors in Mexico show benefits of healthy diet, exercise in heart failure patients

New Haven Pharmaceuticals' DURLAZA drug delivers sustained antiplatelet control for full 24 hours

New Haven Pharmaceuticals' DURLAZA drug delivers sustained antiplatelet control for full 24 hours

Veltassa (patiromer for oral suspension) gets FDA approval for treatment of hyperkalemia

Veltassa (patiromer for oral suspension) gets FDA approval for treatment of hyperkalemia

Tarix Orphan's TXA127 granted FDA Fast Track Designation for treatment of DMD patients

Tarix Orphan's TXA127 granted FDA Fast Track Designation for treatment of DMD patients