. Enzyme 'Renin' is secreted by


A: Cells of the stomach

B: Cells of the intestine

C: The cortical cells of the kidney

D: The cells of juxtaglomerular apparatus of the kidney

Best Answer

Explanation:

  • Three different types of hormones are secreted by the kidney - renin, calcitriol and erythropoietin.
  • Juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney secretes peptide hormones renin and erythropoietin.
  • Steroid hormone calcitriol is synthesized by proximal tubules of the nephrons.
  • The renin is an important part of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.

Final Answer:

 Hence, the correct option is D, i.e. The cells of the juxtaglomerular apparatus of the kidney.

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