Title: Biological significance of active and inactive renin in man
Authors: Lijnen, Paul ×
Amery, A
Fagard, Robert
Verschueren, L #
Issue Date: Apr-1980
Series Title: Journal of Endocrinology vol:85 issue:1 pages:137-43
Abstract: The biological significance of active and inactive renin was investigated by comparison of an in-vitro assay of active, total and inactive plasma renin concentration (PRC), plasma renin activity (PRA) and plasma concentrations of angiotensin I and II with an in-vivo change in mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) produced by antagonism of angiotensin with treatment with saralasin and by blockade of angiotensin-converting enzyme by treatment with captopril. A significant relationship between the changes in MAP during treatment with saralasin and captopril with the pretreatment levels of PRA, active and total PRC and angiotensin II were found; while the pre-existing level of inactive renin was not a predictor for the hypotensive effect of saralasin and captopril. During treatment with saralasin and captopril significant increases in PRA, plasma angiotensin I concentration and total and active PRC were found and no change in inactive PRC was observed.
ISSN: 0022-0795
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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