Non-ACE pathway-induced angiotensin II production.

For the past century, the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been recognized as one of the major blood pressure-regulating systems. Angiotensin II (Ang II) is the final physiologically active product of RAS, and it works not only as a strong vasopressor but also as a promotor of tissue remodeling in various organs such as heart, arteries, and kidneys. RAS… (More)