Angiotensin II is the integral part of the body compensatory mechanism i.e the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This peptide hormone enhances the blood pressure by vasoconstriction and increased aldosterone secretion.
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“Angiotensin I is converted into Angiotensin II by Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)”.
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There have been some discoveries in the areas of polymorphisms of genes coding for angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensinogen suggest that apart from hypertension, A2 may be genetically associated with increased risk for myocardial infarction and left ventricular hypertrophy (Fyhrquist, et al., 1995).