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Angiotensin II: An octapeptide that is a potent but labile vasoconstrictor. It is produced from angiotensin I after the removal of two amino acids at the C-terminal by Angiotensin converting enzyme. The amino acid in position 5 varies in different species. To block Vasoconstriction and Hypertension effect of angiotensin Ii, patients are often treated with Ace inhibitors or with Angiotensin ii type 1 receptor blockers.

Hormonal Regulation

JoVE 10893

The renin-aldosterone system is an endocrine system which guides the renal absorption of water and electrolytes, thus managing blood pressure and osmoregulation. Activation of the system begins in the kidneys with a small cluster of cells adjacent to the afferent and efferent blood vessels of the renal corpuscle. As the nephrons are filtering blood, juxtaglomerular cells monitor blood pressure. If they detect a decrease in pressure, they release the hormone renin into the bloodstream. Circulating renin interacts with angiotensinogen, a precursor protein synthesized by the liver, to create angiotensin I. A final step cleaves angiotensin I into angiotensin II, a process achieved by angiotensin-converting enzyme, or ACE, which is released by the lungs. Angiotensin II temporarily increases blood pressure by contracting smaller blood vessels. It also induces the release of aldosterone from the adrenal cortex of the kidneys. Aldosterone directly stimulates the reabsorption of sodium and the excretion of potassium by the kidneys to maintain electrolyte balance. Moreover, circulating levels of aldosterone stimulate the release of antidiuretic hormone, or ADH, by the hypothalamus in the brain. Upon reaching the kidneys, ADH upregulates aquaporin channels in the nephrons which increase the water retention in the blood vessels. The combined effects of

 Core: Regulation and Excretion

Live Cell Imaging and 3D Analysis of Angiotensin Receptor Type 1a Trafficking in Transfected Human Embryonic Kidney Cells Using Confocal Microscopy

1Department of Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3Department of Physics, Georgetown University Medical Center, 4Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center

JoVE 55177

 Biology

Near-infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

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Source: Arvin H. Soepriatna1, Kelsey A. Bullens2, and Craig J. Goergen1


1 Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


2 Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging…

 Biomedical Engineering

Quantitative Strain Mapping of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Source: Hannah L. Cebull1, Arvin H. Soepriatna1, John J. Boyle2 and Craig J. Goergen1


1Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


2Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri


 Biomedical Engineering

Intracellular Staining and Flow Cytometry to Identify Lymphocyte Subsets within Murine Aorta, Kidney and Lymph Nodes in a Model of Hypertension

1Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, 3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University

JoVE 55266

 Immunology and Infection

Evaluation of Vascular Control Mechanisms Utilizing Video Microscopy of Isolated Resistance Arteries of Rats

1Department of Physical Therapy, Marquette University, 2Medical College of Wisconsin, 3Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 4Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia, Texas Wesleyan University, 5Office of Research, Medical College of Wisconsin

JoVE 56133

 Medicine

Instrumentation of Near-term Fetal Sheep for Multivariate Chronic Non-anesthetized Recordings

1Département de sciences cliniques, CHUV, Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, QC, 2Département d'obstetriques et de gynécologie, CHU Ste-Justine Research Centre, Université de Montréal, 3Département de neurosciences, CHU Ste-Justine Centre de recherche, Université de Montréal, 4Centre de recherche en reproduction animale (CRRA), Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, QC

JoVE 52581

 Developmental Biology

Supramaximal Intensity Hypoxic Exercise and Vascular Function Assessment in Mice

1Division of Angiology, Heart and Vessel Department, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), 2Institute of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, 3Neonatal Research Laboratory, Clinic of Neonatology, Department Woman-Mother-Child, Lausanne University Hospital

JoVE 58708

 Behavior

Murine Surgical Model of Topical Elastase Induced Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

1Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2Department of Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, 3Department of Surgery, University of Florida, 4The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine

JoVE 60105

 Medicine

Nitropeptide Profiling and Identification Illustrated by Angiotensin II

1Mass Spectrometry Core Facility, School of Life Sciences, Westlake University, 2Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 3Department of Urology, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, 4Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, University of Notre Dame, 5Harper Cancer Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, 6Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

JoVE 59391

 Biochemistry

Estimation of Nephron Number in Whole Kidney using the Acid Maceration Method

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Rush University Medical Center, 3Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, 4Department of Neurology, The University of Mississippi Medical Center

JoVE 58599

 Medicine

Peptide and Protein Quantification Using Automated Immuno-MALDI (iMALDI)

1University of Victoria-Genome BC Proteomics Centre, 2Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, 3Dept of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, 4Proteomics Centre, Segal Cancer Centre, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, 5Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, Jewish General Hospital

JoVE 55933

 Chemistry

Creation of a Rodent Model of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by Blocking Adventitial Vasa Vasorum Perfusion

1Department of Medical Physiology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 2Division of Vascular Surgery, Second Department of Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 3Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kindai University, 4Department of Organ & Tissue Anatomy, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

JoVE 55763

 Medicine

Extraction and Purification of Polyphenols from Freeze-dried Berry Powder for the Treatment of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells In Vitro

1Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, 3Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA), Florida State University

JoVE 55605

 Chemistry

Vein Interposition Model: A Suitable Model to Study Bypass Graft Patency

1Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab, University Heart Center Hamburg, 2Department of Surgery, Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), 3Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) and DZHK German Center for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Hamburg/Kiel/Luebeck, 4Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg

JoVE 54839

 Medicine
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