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Role of the renin-angiotensin system in hepatic fibrosis and portal hypertension
Kwang Yong Shim, Young Woo Eom, Moon Young Kim, Seong Hee Kang, Soon Koo Baik
Korean J Intern Med.
2018;33(3):453-461. Published online February 21, 2018
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is an important regulator of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. As hepatic fibrosis progresses, levels of the RAS components angiotensin (Ang) II, Ang-(1–7), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), and Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R) are increased. The primary effector ..
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