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Renin proteins

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Renin, a highly specific aspartyl protease, cleaves angiotensinogen, produced in the liver, to yield angiotensin I, which is further converted into angiotensin II by ACE(Angiotensin Converting Enzyme).1Angiotensin II constricts blood vessels, leading to increased blood pressure. It also increases the secretion of ADH and aldosterone, and stimulates the hypothalamus to activate the thirst reflex. Since an overactive renin-angiotensin system leads to hypertension, renin is proposed as a therapeutic target for this disease.2

DescriptionSize Reference USD Qty  
Human Renin, recombinant - 5 µg5 µg AS-72041 107.00Add to cart
Mouse Prorenin, recombinant - 20 µg20 µg AS-72174 249.00Add to cart
Rat Renin, recombinant - 20 µg20 µg AS-72141 374.00Add to cart


Renin, a highly specific aspartyl protease, cleaves angiotensinogen, produced in the liver, to yield angiotensin I, which is further converted into angiotensin II by ACE(Angiotensin Converting Enzyme).1Angiotensin II constricts blood vessels, leading to increased blood pressure. It also increases the secretion of ADH and aldosterone, and stimulates the hypothalamus to activate the thirst reflex. Since an overactive renin-angiotensin system leads to hypertension, renin is proposed as a therapeutic target for this disease.2

AS-72041 : The recombinant human pro-renin was expressed in HEK cells and converted to the active renin.

After affinity chromatography, the active enzyme has a purity of >99% by SDS-PAGE. The molecular mass of active human renin is approximately 40 kDa.

AS-72141: Recombinant rat pro-renin was expressed in HEK cells. Purified enzyme was converted to the active renin by tryptic activation followed by removal of trypsin. The molecular mass of active rat renin is approximately 40 kDa.

AS-72174: Recombinant mouse prorenin is produced in HEK cells and purified by chelated metal affinity chromatography. It contains an 8x-Histidine tag at the C terminus. The apparent Mr of recombinant enzyme on SDS-PAGE is 41.7 kDa. Prorenin, the precursor of renin, is a glycosylated aspartic protease that consists of 2 homologous lobes. Prorenin can be activated with trypsin.


References:


  1. He, FJ. and GA. MacGregor, J. Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst. 4, 11 (2003).
  2. Hollenberg, NK. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 10, S239 (1999)
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