JCECE Medical JCECE Medical Solved Paper-2014

  • question_answer Angiotensinogen is a protein produced and secreted by

    A)  macula dense cells

    B)  endothelial cells (cells lining the blood vessels)

    C)  liver cells

    D)  cells of juxta glomerular

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     Angiotensinogen is a plasma protein, produced and secreted by the liver cells. Renin enzyme secreted by juxtaglomerular cells acts on angiotensinogen to release 10 amino acid peptide angiotensin-1. Macula densa is actually a plaque in the wall at the end of thick ascending limb of nephrons.

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