Angiotensin II receptor-mediated proliferation of cultured human fetal mesangial cells.


Accumulating evidence suggests that angiotensin II (Ang II) may play an important role in renal growth and glomerular development. During nephrogenesis, a complex relationship between the capillary and renal mesangium develops. Since the mesangial cell is a centrally-located pericyte with contractile, endocrine, and immune modulating functions, it may play… (More)


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