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; HNFJ2; renal; Renin; renin precursor; renin precursor, renal
Gene Aliases: HNFJ2; REN
UniProt ID: (Human) P00797
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 5972