Increased deformability of red blood cells is associated with a deletion polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene.

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) plays important roles in the renin-angiotensin system. ACE converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II and also inactivates bradykinin, thereby modulating the vascular tone. A polymorphism of the ACE gene, located on chromosome 17, has been found in intron 16, and is characterized by the presence (insertion [I]) or absence… (More)

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@article{BorKucukatay2006IncreasedDO, title={Increased deformability of red blood cells is associated with a deletion polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene.}, author={Melek Bor-Kucukatay and Sebahat Turgut and Gulten Emmungil and Gunfer Turgut and Vural Kuçukatay}, journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine}, year={2006}, volume={208 2}, pages={147-55} }