D Ganten, U Ganten, P Schelling, R Boucher, J Genest
Renin, iso-renin, angiotensin I. angiotensin-converting enzyme, and angiotensinases were measured in plasma and in various extrarenal tissues of rats. Despite complete suppression of plasma renin in rats bearing pituitary tumors iso-renin and all other components of the renin-angiotensin system were found to be at or above control concentrations. The results strongly suggest that there is local synthesis of iso-renin in extrarenal tissues.
February 1975: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine