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Angiotensins

Handbook of Physiology, The Endocrine System, Endocrine Regulation of Water and Electrolyte Balance

  1. Barbara J. Ballermann1,
  2. Macaulay A. C. Onuigbo2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070304

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Ballermann, B. J. and Onuigbo, M. A. C. 2011. Angiotensins. Comprehensive Physiology. 104–155.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

  2. 2

    Department of Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Angiotensin Generation and Metabolism
    • 1.1
      Classic Pathway of Angiotensin II Generation
    • 1.2
      Alternative Pathways Generating Angiotensin Peptides
  • 2
    Angiotensin Actions in the Kidney
    • 2.1
      Regulation of Intrarenal Hemodynamics
    • 2.2
      Angiotensin II Actions on Renal Tubule Epithelial Transport
    • 2.3
      Coordination of Renal Vascular and Epithelial Angiotensin II Actions
  • 3
    Cardiovascular Actions of Angiotensin II
    • 3.1
      Effects on Blood Vessels
    • 3.2
      Cardiac Actions
  • 4
    Adrenal Actions of Angiotensin
    • 4.1
      Adrenal Angiotensin II Receptors
    • 4.2
      Mechanisms of Angiotensin II-Stimulated Aldosterone Synthesis
    • 4.3
      Mechanisms of Adrenal Glomerulosa Cell Activation
    • 4.4
      Trophic Effects on the Adrenal Gland
  • 5
    Central Nervous System Actions of Angiotensin II
    • 5.1
      Expression of Renin-Angiotensin System Components
    • 5.2
      Angiotensin II-Mediated Drinking, Vasopressin Release, and Salt Intake
    • 5.3
      Centrally Mediated Effects on Blood Pressure
    • 5.4
      Cellular Mechanisms
  • 6
    Angiotensin II Receptors
    • 6.1
      Angiotensin II Receptor Subtypes
    • 6.2
      Regulation of Receptor Expression
    • 6.3
      Receptor Structure-Function Relationships
    • 6.4
      Receptor Signaling Mechanisms
  • 7
    Conclusions