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The active form of angiotensin. An octapeptide found in blood, it is synthesized from ANGIOTENSIN I and quickly destroyed. Angiotensin II causes profound vasoconstriction with a resulting increase in blood pressure. It differs among species by the amino acid in position 5. The human form has ISOLEUCINE in this position. The clinically and experimentally used bovine form has VALINE in position 5. Medically useful antagonism is obtained with ACE INHIBITORS or with ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 1 RECEPTOR BLOCKERS. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Angiotensin II is an eight amino acid peptide formed by Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) cleavage of Angiotensin I. Angiotensin II is metabolized further to Angiotensin III. Angiotensin II release is controlled by Renin, blood pressure, blood volume, sodium balance and by Aldosterone concentration. Levels of Angiotensin II are increased in many types of hypertension. Angiotensin II stimulates the release of Anti-Diuretic Hormone, ACTH, Prolactin, Luteinizing Hormone, Oxytocin and Aldosterone. Angiotensin II increases vasoconstriction and inhibits tubular resorption of sodium, and can increase endothelial cell growth. Source: Inter Science Institute, Inter Science Institute

Basic Part Properties

Angiotensin II
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Angiotensin II

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Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 血管紧张素 II
Synonyms: A2;AⅡ;AII;血管收缩素 2;血管收缩素 II;血管收缩素Ⅱ;血管紧张素 2;血管紧张素 II(Angiotensin II,AII);血管紧张素Ⅱ;高血压素 2;高血压素 II;高血压素Ⅱ
fr-CA French (Canada) Angiotensine II
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Angiotensiin II
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Angiotensina II
it-IT Italian (Italy) Angiotensina II
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Anjiyotensin II
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Ангиотензин II
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) angiotensine II
fr-BE French (Belgium) Angiotensine II