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Prorenin:Prorenin Receptor hydrolyzes Angiotensinogen to Angiotensin-(1-10) (R-HSA-2065357) [Homo sapiens]


The binding of prorenin to the (pro)renin receptor activates the protease activity of prorenin, which can then hydrolyze angiotensinogen to yield angiotensin-(1-10) (angiotensin I) (Nguyen et al. 2002). Prorenin is inactive when not bound to the (pro)renin receptor. Aliskiren, a drug used clinically to treat hypertension, inhibits the cleavage of angiotensinogen by renin (Gossas et al. 2011, Wood et al. 2003, reviewed in Gerc et al. 2009).

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Compartment extracellular region , plasma membrane
GO Biological Process angiotensin maturation (0002003)
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Prorenin-Prorenin Receptor aspartic-type endopeptidase activity (0004190)
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Literature References
pubMedId Title Journal Year
12045255 Pivotal role of the renin/prorenin receptor in angiotensin II production and cellular responses to renin J Clin Invest 2002
22193701 Aliskiren displays long-lasting interactions with human renin Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 2011
12927775 Structure-based design of aliskiren, a novel orally effective renin inhibitor Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2003