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Substance Name: Renin
RN: 9015-94-5


  • A highly specific (Leu-Leu) endopeptidase that generates ANGIOTENSIN I from its precursor ANGIOTENSINOGEN, leading to a cascade of reactions which elevate BLOOD PRESSURE and increase sodium retention by the kidney in the RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM. The enzyme was formerly listed as EC
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Renin

MeSH Heading

  • Renin


  • Angiotensin-Forming Enzyme
  • Angiotensinogenase
  • Cryorenin
  • E.C.
  • E.C.
  • E.C.
  • Pre-Prorenin
  • Preprorenin
  • Renin
  • UNII-2MS130CE0A

Systematic Name

  • Renin

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9015-94-5


  • 2MS130CE0A

Other Registry Number

  • 61506-93-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009015945