Angiotensin and diabetic retinopathy.

  title={Angiotensin and diabetic retinopathy.},
  author={Jennifer Louise Wilkinson-Berka},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  volume={38 5-6},
Diabetic retinopathy develops in patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and is the major cause of vision loss and blindness in the working population. In diabetes, damage to the retina occurs in the vasculature, neurons and glia resulting in pathological angiogenesis, vascular leakage and a loss in retinal function. The renin-angiotensin system is a causative factor in diabetic microvascular complications inducing a variety of tissue responses including vasoconstriction, inflammation… CONTINUE READING


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