[Effects of apigenin on the expression of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in kidney in spontaneously hypertensive rats].

OBJECTIVE To determine the expressions of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in spontaneously hypertensive rats and the effect of apigenin. METHODS Sixty male SHR rats aged 12 weeks were randomly divided into 6 groups based on body weight and blood pressure. The rats in a normal control group and 4 experimental groups were given 0, 0.007, 0.026, 0.104… CONTINUE READING