Vascular Biology in Clinical Practice © Vol. 2, No. 1
• Bradykinin and angiotensin-(1-7): Emerging allies in vascular functioning
This monograph Bradykinin and Angiotensin-(1-7): Emerging allies in vascular functioning is offered as part of a series of continuing medical education programs from the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Each monograph in the series focuses on an aspect of vascular biology and its relevance for patient care. The current volume addresses the timely issue of the cardiovascular effects of bradykinin and angiotensin-(1-7). The discovery that the kallikrein-kinin system and the renin-angiotensin system are connected has led to new insights into treatments for cardiovascular disease. In particular, increasing bradykinin levels is emerging as a desirable strategy, since it is associated with a number of beneficial effects on endothelial structure and function.