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Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
On-line version ISSN 1414-431X
Renal actions of angiotensin-(1-7). Braz J Med Biol Res [online]. 1997, vol.30, n.4, pp. 503-513. ISSN 1414-431X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-879X1997000400012.
The heptapeptide angiotensin-(1-7) is considered to be a biologically active endproduct of the renin-angiotensin system. This angiotensin, which is devoid of the most known actions of angiotensin II such as induction of drinking behavior and vasoconstriction, has several selective effects in the brain and periphery. In the present article we briefly review recent evidence for a physiological role of angiotensin-(1-7) in the control of hydroelectrolyte balance
Keywords : angiotensin antagonists; angiotensin II; hydroelectrolyte balance; renin-angiotensin system; kidney; water transport.