The Angiotensin II Type 2 Receptor for Pain Control

Jan Danser, P Anand

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All well-known deleterious effects of angiotensin (Ang) II, including vasoconstriction, inflammation, water and salt retention, and vascular remodeling, are mediated via its type 1 (AT(1)) receptor. This explains why AT(1) receptor blockers (ARBs) and inhibitors of Ang II synthesis, such as ACE inhibitors and renin inhibitors, are beneficial for cardiovascular disease. Yet, Ang II has a second receptor, the Ang II type 2 (AT(2)) receptor, the function of which, even after over 20 years of research, remains largely unknown. In this issue, Marion et al. provide a new chapter to the AT(2) receptor story.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1504-1506
Number of pages3
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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