[Possible participation of angiotensin-converting enzyme and leukocyte elastase in the pathogenesis of insulin-independent diabetes mellitus].


It is commonly accepted that the tolerance to insulin and hyperglycemia of the patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is due to some defect of insulin receptors or disturbances in the signaling pathway of the cell. This disease is often accompanied by hypertension. In this paper the high activity of plasma kallikrein-kinin system (KKS… (More)