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CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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Schweda et al., "Increased renin production in mice with deletion of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-y in juxtaglomerular cells," Hypertension, vol.
Renin, released from juxtaglomerular cells, causes the proteolytic cleavage of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I which is also a target of proteolytic cleavage.
These results suggest that the beneficial effects of Panamanian plant extracts on the cardiovascular system do not involve effects on the [beta]1 receptors which are located in the heart and control its contractile force and rate, or the juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney which control the release of renin which activates the renin-angiotensin system.
The enzyme renin ([M.sub.r] ~40 000) is released in an active form from the renal juxtaglomerular cells in response to physiologic factors, including sodium depletion, decreased blood volume and blood pressure, and [beta]-adrenergic stimulation (1).