Zoophysiology

The Renin-Angiotensin System

Comparative Aspects

Authors: Kobayashi, Hideshi, Takei, Yoshio

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The renin-angiotensin system and the mechanisms regulating this system developed during the adaptive evolution of verte­ brates, along with many other systems involved in the in­ tegrated survival of the organism. Because animal species have evolved from common ancestral populations, a basis for the comparison of body structures and physiological processes ex­ ists among animal groups belonging to different classifications. The comparative approach provides a better understanding of the structure and function of adaptive systems and facilitates the development of general principles governing these systems among animal groups; further, this approach reveals significant characteristics specific to certain animal groups. As the evolu­ tion of adaptation of animals to environmental conditions is explored, directions for future research are suggested. In this book, advances in research on the renin-angiotensin system are described with emphasis on the comparative aspects. However, since studies on the renin-angiotensin system of birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes are limited compared with those con­ ducted in mammals, in some chapters descriptions are con­ cerned primarily with mammals. It has taken a long time to write this volume, and the topic is a broad one, with new data always emerging; therefore, certain aspects, and sometimes the most recent information, may not be included. Chapters 1-3 and sections 8. 1-8. 4,8. 6, 8. 7 were written by H. K. ; Chapters 4-7 and Section 8. 5 by Y. T. ; Chapter 9 was written by both authors. H. Uemura, M. Nozaki, Y. Okawara, We are indebted to Drs.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kobayashi, Hideshi (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Comparative Morphology of the Juxtaglomerular Apparatus (JGA)

    Kobayashi, Hideshi (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Innervation in the JGA

    Kobayashi, Hideshi (et al.)

    Pages 37-40

  • Tissue Distribution of the RAS

    Kobayashi, Hideshi (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

  • Regulation of Renin Release

    Kobayashi, Hideshi (et al.)

    Pages 53-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Renin-Angiotensin System
Book Subtitle
Comparative Aspects
Authors
Series Title
Zoophysiology
Series Volume
35
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-61164-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-61164-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64725-3
Series ISSN
0720-1842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
Topics