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BACKGROUND Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is present in the endothelial cells of all vascular beds. There are, however, many reports of converting enzyme activity in blood vessels not associated with the endothelium. METHODS ACE was localized in large blood vessels of a number of mammals by in vitro autoradiography using the radioligand 125I-351A. To(More)
The distribution of angiotensin converting enzyme was examined in the rabbit brain by in vitro autoradiography with the specific radiolabelled inhibitor 125I-351A. In the rabbit, the highest concentrations of radioligand binding were found in the choroid plexus, blood vessels, subfornical organ, vascular organ of the lamina terminalis, area postrema and(More)
The localization and characterization of bradykinin B2 receptors in sheep uterus was carried out using a radiolabelled B2 receptor ligand, 3,4-hydroxyphenypropionyl-D-Arg0-[Hyp3,Thi5,D-++ +Tic7,D-Oic8] bradykinin (HPP-HOE140). Competition of the radioligand, [125I]HPP-HOE140, from membrane preparations of anoestrus sheep uterus by bradykinin agonists and(More)
The distribution of angiotensin II binding sites has been mapped at segmental levels throughout the spinal cord of the sheep using in vitro autoradiographic methods. Binding of 125I-[Sar1.Ile8] Ang II is most prominent in the lateral horns of the thoracolumbar and sacral regions containing the sympathetic and parasympathetic preganglionic neurons(More)
The potent bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist analogue, [125I]HPP-HOE140, ([125I]-3-4-hydroxyphenyl-propionyl-D-Arg0-[Hyp3, Thi5,D-Tic7, Oic8]bradykinin), was used to localize and characterize guinea-pig tissue bradykinin B2 receptors. Analysis of competition for the radioligand binding, using membrane preparations of lung, ileum and uterus, revealed the(More)
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