The Renin Angiotensin System and the Metabolic Syndrome
Chih-Hong Wang, Feng Li, Nobuyuki Takahashi*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 1
Last Page: 13
Publisher Id: TOHYPERJ-3-1
Article History:Received Date: 12/02/2010
Revision Received Date: 08/04/2010
Acceptance Date: 19/04/2010
Electronic publication date: 25/6/2010
Collection year: 2010
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The renin angiotensin system (RAS) is important for fluid and blood pressure regulation. Recent studies suggest that an overactive RAS is involved in the metabolic syndrome. This article discusses recent advances on how genetic alteration of the RAS affects cardiovascular and metabolic phenotypes, with a special emphasis on the potential role of angiotensin-independent effects of renin.