Cell signaling of angiotensin II on vascular tone: novel mechanisms.


Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a pleiotropic hormone that influences the function of many cell types and regulates many organ systems. In the cardiovascular system, it is a potent vasoconstrictor that increases peripheral vascular resistance and elevates arterial pressure. It also promotes inflammation, hypertrophy, and fibrosis, which are important in vascular… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11906-011-0187-x


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