Vasoconstrictor effect of the angiotensin-converting enzyme-resistant, chymase-specific substrate [Pro(11)(D)-Ala(12)] angiotensin I in human dorsal hand veins: in vivo demonstration of non-ace production of angiotensin II in humans.
[Pro(11)(D)-Ala(12)] angiotensin I is an ACE-resistant substrate specific for chymase. We used this peptide to determine whether a functionally significant non-ACE angiotensin (Ang) II-generating pathway exists in human dorsal hand veins.
METHODS AND RESULTS
Using a modified Aellig technique, we studied the response to Ang I and [Pro(11)(D)-Ala… (More)