AGTR1 : angiotensin II receptor type 1


The AGTR1 Gene: Unraveling its Role in Blood Pressure, Kidney Development, and Beyond

Description

The AGTR1 gene holds the blueprint for producing the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1 receptor) protein, a crucial component of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). This complex system orchestrates blood pressure regulation and maintains the delicate balance of fluids and salts in our bodies.

Associated Diseases

Mutations or variations in the AGTR1 gene have been linked to hypertension, a condition characterized by abnormally high blood pressure. Hypertension strains the heart, increasing the risk of cardiovascular complications such as heart attacks and strokes.

Did you Know ?

Approximately 1 in 500 people worldwide carry a common mutation in the AGTR1 gene, which has been associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disorders.


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