Isolation of Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor from fermented oyster, Crassostrea gigas

  • Park, Ji-Young (Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Je, Jae-Young (Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National Universit) ;
  • Park, Pyo-Jam (Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National Universit) ;
  • Kim, Se-Kwon (Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University)
  • Published : 2002.10.01

Abstract

Angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor was purified from Crassostrea gigas. The ACE belongs to the class of metalloprotease. This enzyme plays an important physiological role in regulating blood pressure of the rennin-angiotensin system by converting from angiotensin I to octapeptide angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor and by inactivating bradykinin, which has depressor action. (omitted)

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