Serum interspecies differences in metabolic pathways of bradykinin and [des-Arg9]BK: influence of enalaprilat.

Among the different enzymes responsible for the metabolism of bradykinin (BK), three peptidases look relevant in vivo: kininase I (KI), which transforms BK into its active metabolite, [des-Arg9]BK; kininase II (KII); and neutral endopeptidase, which inactivate BK and [des-Arg9]BK. The in vitro incubation of BK and [des-Arg9]BK in the serum of four species… CONTINUE READING