Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Derived from fermented Mussel, Mytilus edulus

  • Je, Jae-Young (Department of chemistry, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Park, Pyo-Jam (Department of chemistry, Pukyong National Universit) ;
  • Byun, Hee-Guk (Department of chemistry, Pukyong National Universit) ;
  • Kim, Se-Kwon (Department of chemistry, Pukyong National Universit) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Bae (Department of Food Science & Technology, Kunsan National Universit) ;
  • Chang, Soo-Hyun (Department of Food Science & Technology, Kunsan National University)
  • Published : 2002.10.01

Abstract

Angiotensin I converting enzyme [EC 3.4.15.11 (ACE) is important in the maintenance of blood pressure. The enzyme removes histidyl-leucine from angiotensin I to form the blood-vessel-constricting octapeptide, angiotensin II, and degrades vasodilative bradykinin in blood vessels and stimulates e release of aldosterone in the adrenal cortex. (omitted)

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