Non-adrenal synthesis of aldosterone: A reality check

Scott M. MacKenzie, John M. C. Connell, Eleanor Davies

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    Advances in the sensitivity of molecular techniques during the 1990s led to a flurry of studies that supported the existence of extra-adrenal sites of aldosterone production in various tissues including the brain and the heart. Subsequent work was often conflicting or ambiguous, leading many to question whether extra-adrenal aldosterone was of any physiological importance, or whether it even existed. In this article, we review these studies and, in light of this evidence, discuss whether the current lack of interest in extra-adrenal aldosterone biosynthesis is justified. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-167
    Number of pages5
    JournalMolecular and Cellular Endocrinology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2012


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