Renin is a highly specific endopeptidase, whose only known function is to generate angiotensin I from angiotensinogen in the plasma, initiating a cascade of reactions that produce an elevation of blood pressure and increased sodium retention by the kidney.
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Protein Aliases: angiotensin-forming enzyme; Angiotensinogenase; aspartyl-protease; EC 3.4.23; EC 18.104.22.168; FLJ10761; Kidney renin; Renin; renin 1 structural; renin b; renin precursor, renal; Renin-1
Gene Aliases: D19352; HNFJ2; RATRENAA; REN; Ren-1; Ren-A; Ren1; Ren1c; Ren1d; RENAA; Rn-1; Rnr