angiotensin-converting enzyme

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Noun1.angiotensin-converting enzyme - proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme - any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
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1992) Enhanced tumor localization of monoclonal antibody by treatment with kininase II inhibitor and angiotensin II.
The concern arises when patients are taking an ACE inhibitor, which is a kininase II blocker and will inhibit the catabolism of bradykinin.
In another study, Carmignani et al (72) showed a significant increase in plasma angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), kininase II, kininase I and kallikrein activities in the rats exposed to lead for 10 months beginning at early age.