Is Renin an enzyme or a hormone?

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In summary, renin is considered both an enzyme and a hormone in the body. Its main role is to regulate blood pressure and fluid balance by converting angiotensinogen into angiotensin I, which leads to the production of angiotensin II. Renin is primarily produced in the juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney and can also be produced in other tissues. Various factors such as blood pressure, sodium levels, hormones, stress, and medications can affect renin levels. Renin levels can be tested through a blood test, which can help diagnose and monitor conditions related to the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.
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Hello everyone, renin is mentioned sometimes as a hormone and others as an enzyme, is it both? can anyone tell me the final answer?
 
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Have you tried googling renin?
 
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Wikipedia will tell you the core facts, no use reinventing the wheel...
 
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