Angiotensin-converting enzyme in the human nasal mucosa.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE; EC 3.4.15.1) may participate in respiratory inflammatory diseases by regulating levels of inflammatory peptides such as bradykinin. The presence of ACE in the human nasal mucosa and in nasal secretions was determined by immunohistochemistry, measures of enzyme activity, and immunoblot. ACE activity was significantly more… (More)