Activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in reproductive tissues of the stallion and effects of angiotensin II on sperm motility.

@article{Ball2003ActivityOA,
  title={Activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in reproductive tissues of the stallion and effects of angiotensin II on sperm motility.},
  author={Barry A Ball and Curtis G Gravance and Myrthe T Wessel and Khalida Sabeur},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2003},
  volume={59 3-4},
  pages={901-14}
}
A testis-specific isoform of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) has been identified in a number of mammalian species. The purpose of this study was to characterize the activity of ACE in equine spermatozoa, seminal plasma, and testis. Activity of ACE was determined in seminal plasma, ejaculated and epididymal spermatozoa from mature stallions as well as from pre- and postpubertal testis. The effect of addition of angiotensin II on equine sperm motility was also evaluated. The activity of ACE… CONTINUE READING