Maria Claudina Camargo de Andrade

Learn More
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is an ectoprotein able to modulate the activity of a plethora of compounds, among them angiotensin I and bradykinin. Despite several decades of research, new aspects of the mechanism of action of ACE have been elucidated, expanding our understanding of its role not only in cardiovascular regulation but also in different(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) is a protein containing two active sites, called N- and C-domains, according to their position in the protein. AIM The aim of the present study was to verify whether the expression of the N-domain ACEs detected in the urine of Wistar and spontaneously hypertensive (SHR) rats was restricted to the kidney. (More)
Positional-scanning combinatorial libraries of fluorescence resonance energy transfer peptides were used for the analyses of the S(3) to S(1)' subsites of the somatic angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE). Substrate specificity of ACE catalytic domains (C- and N-domains) was assessed in an effort to design selective substrates for the C-domain. Initially,(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous analysis of the angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) gene in this laboratory showed that primary mesangial cells in culture are able to express ACE mRNA. Moreover, ACE is produced as an ectoenzyme and as a secreted form of the enzyme, indicating a potential effect of local angiotensin II production on glomerular microcirculation. The aim(More)
It was analyzed the forms of renin produced by a mouse immortalized mesangial cell line (MIC) and their ability to generate angiotensin II (AII). The synthesis, localization and secretion of renin and AII by MIC were evaluated under conditions of normal (10 mM) or high (30 mM) glucose concentration. Two major bands of 35 kDa and 70 kDa were observed in(More)
Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a component of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) which converts Ang II, a potent vasoconstrictor peptide into Ang 1-7, a vasodilator peptide which may act as a negative feedback hormone to the actions of Ang II. The discovery of this enzyme added a new level of complexity to this system. The mesangial cells (MC)(More)
The aim of this paper was to investigate the presence of the urinary 90 kDa N-domain ACE in a cohort of the population from Vitoria, Brazil, to verify its association with essential hypertension since this isoform could be a possible genetic marker of hypertension. Anthropometric, clinical, and laboratory parameters of the individuals were evaluated (n =(More)
One of the most intriguing features in kidney transplantation is the finding that kidneys from hypertensive rats can transfer arterial hypertension on transplantation into normotensive rats. Some evidence also suggest that, in humans undergoing renal transplantation, the genotype of the donor kidney determines the blood pressure in the recipient. The(More)
Somatic ACE (sACE) is found in glomerulus, proximal tubule and excreted in urine. We hypothesized that N-domain ACE can also be found at these sites. ACE profile was analyzed in mesangial (IMC), proximal (LLC-PK1), distal tubule (MDCK) and collecting duct (IMCD) cells. Cell lysate and culture medium were submitted to gel filtration chromatography, which(More)
The viability of the yeast Rhodotorula rubra, isolated from liquid samples of gold-mine effluents, was not affected by the presence of 11.52 mM cyanide. The yeast was able to utilize ammonia, generated from abiotic cyanide degradation in the presence of reducing sugars, in aerobic culture at pH 9.0. These physiological characteristics encourage studies with(More)