• Guang Yang Department of Nephrology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Fanxing Meng Department of Animal Science, Jilin Agricultural University, China
  • Jialin Wang Department of Nephrology, RWTH UniversityAachen, Germany
  • Yanping Zhao Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Linlin Zhao Department of Systems Biology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany


Atherosclerosis, as a potentially serious condition, has become one of the most prevalent causes of mortality over the world. RAS (Reninangiotensin- system) is recognized to be a key role in the development of atherosclerosis, which considered as a chronic inflammatory disease. Ang II (angiotensin II) is proven to cause atherosclerosis, hypertension and aortic aneurysms. While activation of Mas receptors by Ang-(1-7) [angiotensin-(1- 7)] shows an important role in prevention of atherosclerosis. The activation of Ang-(1-7)/Mas receptor axis counteracts Ang II-induced hypertension, inflammation, fibrosis and apoptosis responses. We have concluded that, the relationship between Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis and vascular inflammation could be the paving-stone of the avoidance and novel treatment for atherosclerosis. The scope of this study is to review the relationship between Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis and vascular inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis.


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Yang, G., Meng, F., Wang, J., Zhao, Y., & Zhao, L. (2015). ANGIOTENSIN-(1-7)/MAS AXIS AND VASCULAR INFLAMMATION. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(33). Retrieved from