Physiological roles of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2.

Abstract

Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a recently discovered homologue of the key enzyme of the renin-angiotensin system, the angiotensin-converting enzyme. The ACE2 enzyme is mainly expressed in cardiac blood vessels and tubular epithelia of the kidneys. Together with ACE2's unique metallocarboxypeptidase activity, the restricted tissue distribution… (More)

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