Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 26th, 2004
According to Yuko Takeda-Matsubara and colleagues at Ehime University, "Activation of the renin-angiotensin system with increased levels of renin and angiotensin (Ang) II in pregnancy has been reported, but the vascular responsiveness to Ang II seems to be decreased, thereby keeping maternal blood pressure (BP) constant.
"We postulated that the balance of angiotensin type 1 (AT1) and angiotensin type 2 (AT2) receptor expression, which would exert antagonistic actions on vasoconstriction and cell growth, might...
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