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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.
AQUARIUS trial data shows Aliskiren reduced incidents of death, stroke, heart attack

AQUARIUS trial data shows Aliskiren reduced incidents of death, stroke, heart attack

Renin inhibitor aliskiren not effective in slowing progression of coronary atherosclerosis

Renin inhibitor aliskiren not effective in slowing progression of coronary atherosclerosis

Hypertension researcher receives Distinguished Scientist title from AHA

Hypertension researcher receives Distinguished Scientist title from AHA

Genetic testing launched to identify genetic risk for kidney disease in patients with hypertension

Genetic testing launched to identify genetic risk for kidney disease in patients with hypertension

NOXXON completes patient recruitment of NOX-E36 Phase IIa trial for treatment of diabetic nephropathy

NOXXON completes patient recruitment of NOX-E36 Phase IIa trial for treatment of diabetic nephropathy

GSD receives FDA Clearance for 25-OH Vitamin D Total ELISA test

GSD receives FDA Clearance for 25-OH Vitamin D Total ELISA test

Study says screening heart with natriuretic peptide may reduce risk of dysfunction, heart failure

Study says screening heart with natriuretic peptide may reduce risk of dysfunction, heart failure

Mount Sinai researchers present several new studies at ENDO 2013

Mount Sinai researchers present several new studies at ENDO 2013

New study examines role of mast cells in development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

New study examines role of mast cells in development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

People with apple-shaped bodies more likely to develop kidney disease

People with apple-shaped bodies more likely to develop kidney disease

APS to present scientific abstracts at Experimental Biology 2013

APS to present scientific abstracts at Experimental Biology 2013

ASTRONAUT trial finds no beneficial effects of aliskiren in recently hospitalized heart failure patients

ASTRONAUT trial finds no beneficial effects of aliskiren in recently hospitalized heart failure patients

Aliskiren and standard therapy not associated with reduced CV death or HF rehospitalization

Aliskiren and standard therapy not associated with reduced CV death or HF rehospitalization

Sildenafil does not improve exercise capacity in HF patients with preserved ejection fraction

Sildenafil does not improve exercise capacity in HF patients with preserved ejection fraction

Dual renin angiotensin system blockade: too many cons

Dual renin angiotensin system blockade: too many cons

Genkyotex announces positive results from GKT137831 Phase I studies on healthy subjects

Genkyotex announces positive results from GKT137831 Phase I studies on healthy subjects

Teagasc researchers look to seaweed for proteins with health benefits

Teagasc researchers look to seaweed for proteins with health benefits

Older adults do not tend to adhere to their prescribed drugs after heart attack

Older adults do not tend to adhere to their prescribed drugs after heart attack

Absence of proteinuria good prognostic sign in IgA nephropathy

Absence of proteinuria good prognostic sign in IgA nephropathy

Sleep apnea’s contribution to diabetic nephropathy needs attention

Sleep apnea’s contribution to diabetic nephropathy needs attention