Methods for Imaging Renin-Synthesizing, -Storing, and -Secreting Cells
- Daniel Casellas
- International journal of hypertension
Most renin-positive cells of the preglomerular arteriole are intermediate in morphological appearence between smooth muscle cells and epithelioid cells. Intermediate cells contain, in addition to secretory granules, contractile proteins arranged as a sublemmal network. The paradoxical (inhibitory) role of calcium in renin secretion is explained, on the basis of these findings, by an increased tone of the sublemmal network; this might impair the preexocytotic access of renin granules to the cell membrane.