Increased tissue neutral endopeptidase 24.11 activity in spontaneously hypertensive hamsters.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether tissue neutral endopeptidase (NEP) 24.11 activity, a membrane-bound metalloenzyme widely distributed in the peripheral circulation that cleaves and inactivates vasodilator peptides, is increased in spontaneously hypertensive hamsters relative to genetically/age-matched normotensive hamsters. Mean arterial… CONTINUE READING