Kim M, Do GY, Kim I (2020) Activation of the renin-angiotensin system in high fructose-induced metabolic syndrome. Korean J Physiol Pharmacol 24(4):319-328. doi: 10.4196/kjpp.2020.24.4.319
Objective: To investigate the hypothesis that high fructose intake induces activation of the renin-angiotensin systems (RAS), resulting in hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
Summary: High fructose intake increased serum renin, Ang II, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels. High fructose intake increased the expression of angiotensinogen in the liver; angiotensin-converting enzyme in the lungs; and renin, angiotensin II type 1a receptor (AT1aR), and angiotensin II type 1b receptor (AT1bR) in the kidneys. High fructose intake induces activation of RAS, resulting in hypertension and metabolic syndrome.