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We thank Ms Chongxin Zhao for technical support. We are grateful to Professor Lutz Hein (University of Freiburg, Germany) for providing the AT<INF>2</INF>R knockout mice; A/Professor Kevin Pfleger (Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, WA, Australia), Drs Andreas Loening and Sanjiv Gambhir (Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA), and Dr Atsushi Miyawaki (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wakocity, Japan) for providing cDNA constructs (for the BRET assays); and Professor Walter Thomas (University of Queensland) for providing the HEK293 cells stably transfected with AT<INF>2</INF>Rs. This study was supported by a University of Melbourne Fee Remission Scholarship to BSMC; an Australian Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship to MS; National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project Grants 436713, 454375, 628634, and APP1045848; NHMRC Senior Research Fellowships to RADB and CSS; a Monash University Mid-Career Fellowship to CSS; and by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.