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; EC 3.4.23; EC 126.96.36.199; FLJ10761; Renin; renin 1 structural; renin precursor, renal
Gene Aliases: HNFJ2; RATRENAA; REN; Ren1; RENAA