Published in Cardiovascular Week, February 1st, 2010
"The consequences are fibrosis, remodelling and cardiac failure. The renin-angiotensin system promotes the development of cardiac failure. Recently, alternative renin transcripts have been identified lacking the signal sequence for a cotranslational transport to the endoplasmatic reticulum. These transcripts encode for a cytosolic renin with unknown functions. The expression of this alternative transcript increases after myocardial infarction. We hypothesized that...
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