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- Wagner C, de Wit C, Kurtz L, Grünberger C, Kurtz A, Schweda F. Connexin40 is essential for the pressure control of renin synthesis and secretion. Circ Res. 2007;100:556-63 pubmed..Because Cx40 gap junctions are also formed between renin producing cells and endothelial cells our finding could provide additional information to suggest that the endothelium may be strongly involved in the control of the renin system. ..
- Wagner C, de Wit C, Gerl M, Kurtz A, Hocherl K. Increased expression of cyclooxygenase 2 contributes to aberrant renin production in connexin 40-deficient kidneys. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007;293:R1781-6 pubmed..Apparently, these disseminated cells do not contribute to the enhanced renin secretion rates of Cx40-deficient kidneys. ..