Sergei M Danilov

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Genotypic abnormalities of the renin-angiotensin system have been suggested as a risk factor for the development of diabetic nephropathy and proliferative retinopathy. We studied the relationship between an insertion(I)/deletion (D) polymorphism in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) patients with(More)
Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE, CD143) has two homologous domains, each having a functional active site. Fine epitope mapping of 8 mAbs to the C-terminal domain of human ACE was carried out using plate precipitation assays, mAbs' cross-reactivity with ACE from different species, site-directed mutagenesis, and antigen- and cell-based ELISAs. Almost all(More)
Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE; kininase II) contains two very similar domains (the NH2- and COOH-terminal domains (N and C domains, respectively)), each bearing an active site. These active sites hydrolyze the same peptides, but do not have the same catalytic properties and substrate specificities. In an attempt to develop domain-specific(More)
Fine epitope mapping of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to 16 epitopes on human angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) revealed that the epitopes of all mAbs contained putative glycosylation sites. ACE glycosylation is both cell- and tissue-specific and, therefore, the local conformation of ACE produced by different cells could be also unique. The pattern of(More)
Vascular immunotargeting is a mean for a site-selective delivery of drugs and genes to endothelium. In this study, we compared recognition of pulmonary and systemic vessels in rats by candidate carrier monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to endothelial antigens platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule (PECAM)-1 (CD31), intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1(More)
Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), a key enzyme in cardiovascular pathophysiology, consists of two homologous domains (N and C), each bearing a Zn-dependent active site. We modeled the 3D-structure of the ACE N-domain using known structures of the C-domain of human ACE and the ACE homologue, ACE2, as templates. Two monoclonal antibodies (mAb), 3A5 and(More)
The pulmonary endothelium is susceptible to oxidative insults. Catalase conjugated with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against endothelial surface antigens, angiotensin-converting enzyme (MAb 9B9) or intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (MAb 1A29), accumulates in the lungs after systemic injection in rats (V. Muzykantov, E. Atochina, H. Ischiropoulos, S.(More)
Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), a key enzyme in cardiovascular pathophysiology, consists of 2 homologous domains, each bearing a Zn-dependent active site. The ratio of the rates of hydrolysis of 2 synthetic substrates, Z-Phe-His-Leu (ZPHL) and Hip-His-Leu (HHL), is characteristic for each type of ACE: somatic 2-domain 1, N-domain 4.5, and C-domain(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a simple immunological assay for human angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) based on monoclonal antibodies. METHODS Microtitre plates were coated with mouse monoclonal antibody (MoAb) to human ACE (9B9) and incubated with diluted samples of human plasma. In the sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the plasma(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) metabolizes many small peptides and plays a key role in blood pressure regulation. Elevated serum ACE is claimed to be associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Previously, two families with dramatically increased serum ACE were described, but no systematic survey of affected individuals was(More)