Properties and Origin of Uterine Renin
For many years, renin has been considered to be an enzyme that is synthesized and stored in the juxtaglomerular apparatus of the kidney. Recently, substantial quantities of renin have been extracted from the salivary gland of the white mouse and from the pregnant rabbit uterus and placenta (1–3). In view of the recent reports of high concentrations of renin in the plasma and amniotic fluid of pregnant women, this finding takes on special significance (4,5). The present report summarizes some of our studies on rabbit uterine renin that have been published in more detail elsewhere (6–8).
KeywordsAmniotic Fluid Plasma Renin Activity Disc Electrophoresis Juxtaglomerular Apparatus Human Amniotic Fluid
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