The renin angiotensin system and the metabolic syndrome.
Authors Wang CH, Li F, Takahashi N
Submitted By Nobuyuki Takahashi on 5/2/2011
Status Published
Journal The open hypertension journal
Year 2010
Date Published 5/15/2011
Volume : Pages 3 : 1 - 13
PubMed Reference 21132096
Abstract The renin angiotensin system (RAS) is important for fluid and blood pressure
regulation. Recent studies suggest that an overactive RAS is involved in the
metabolic syndrome. This article discusses recent advances on how genetic
alteration of the RAS affects cardiovascular and metabolic phenotypes, with a
special emphasis on the potential role of angiotensin-independent effects of

Investigators with authorship
Nobuyuki TakahashiTohoku University