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Which of the following is false regarding renin?



A It is secreted by kidney

B It is synthesized as pre-prohormone

C It is increased in primary hyperaldosteronism

D It is a glycoprotein

Ans. C It is increased in primary hyperaldosteronism

The rise in blood pressure produced by injection of kidney extracts is due to renin, which is secreted by the kidneys into the bloodstream. It is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight of like other hormones, renin is synthesized as a large preprohormone.

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