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|Title:||ACE2, a new regulator of the renin-angiotensin system.|
|Authors:||Burrell, Louise M;Johnston, Colin I;Tikellis, Christos;Cooper, Mark E|
|Affiliation:||Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg Heights 3081, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Citation:||Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: Tem; 15(4): 166-9|
|Abstract:||Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is a zinc metalloproteinase and a key regulator of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). ACE2 is a newly described enzyme identified in rodents and humans with a more restricted distribution than ACE, and is found mainly in heart and kidney. ACE2 cleaves a single residue from angiotensin I (Ang I) to generate Ang 1-9, and degrades Ang II, the main effector of the RAS, to the vasodilator Ang 1-7. The importance of ACE2 in normal physiology and pathophysiological states is largely unknown. ACE2 might act in a counter-regulatory manner to ACE, modulating the balance between vasoconstrictors and vasodilators within the heart and kidney, and playing a significant role in regulating cardiovascular and renal function.|
|Internal ID Number:||15109615|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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