Angiotensin converting enzyme from sheep mammary, lingual and other tissues

N. Mallikarjuna Rao, E. G P Udupa

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Occurrence of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) in mammary gland and tongue taste epithelium was demonstrated for the first time. Six times higher ACE activity in lactating mammary gland, than non-lactating mammary gland, suggested pregnancy and lactation hormonal dependent expression of ACE in female mammals. ACE activity was highest in choroid plexus, less in spinal cord and moderate in cerebrum, medulla, cerebellum and pons. Distribution of ACE in different regions of skin, kidney and among other tissues was different. Presence of ACE in adrenal glands, pancreas, bone marrow and thyroid gland indicated functions other than blood pressure homeostasis for this enzyme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1006
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Experimental Biology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering


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