Hormonal control of angiotensinogen production.

  title={Hormonal control of angiotensinogen production.},
  author={Victor J. Dzau and Howard C Herrmann},
  journal={Life sciences},
  volume={30 7-8},
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system appears to be under neural and hormonal control. Plasma angiotensinogen concentration is elevated in Cushing's disease, during pregnancy and in women taking oral contraceptives. An in vitro liver slice system was used to study the hormonal control of angiotensinogen synthesis and release in the rat. Dexamethasone administration in vivo resulted in increase in the in vitro rate of release of angiotensinogen by liver slices into the incubation media. This… CONTINUE READING