Mar 11, 1976

Kinetic properties of pulmonary angiotensin-converting enzyme. Hydrolysis of hippurylglycylglycine

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
F E DorerL T Skeggs


Some of the kinetic properties of angiotensin-converting enzyme (peptidyl-dipeptide hydrolase, EC purified from hog lung have been determined using hippurylglycylglycine as substrate. The effects of pH and ionic environment on enzyme activity are complex and interdependent. At 0.1 M NaCl, the pH-activity curve shows an abrupt decrease in V/Km as the pH rises from 6 to 6.5, implying that ionization of a group in the enzyme with a pK in this range aids in binding of the substrate. Chloride is required for enzyme activity; there are two phases in the effect of NaCl. At both pH 6 AND 8, THE FIRST PHASE (UP TO 0.1 M NaCl) is activation. The second phase (above 0.1 M) at pH 6 is inhibition, while at pH 8 there is further activation which appears to be dependent upon ionic strength rather than a specific Cl-effect. Activation by cobalt and inhibition by EDTA are somewhat more effective at pH 6 than at pH 8. The nonapeptide inhibitor less than Glu-Trp-Pro-Arg-Pro-Gln-Ile-Pro-Pro is nearly equipotent at both pH 6 and 8, but Arg-Pro-Pro is more inhibitory at pH 8 than at pH 6.

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Enzyme Activity
Blood Enzyme Activity (Lab Test)
Lung Diseases
Metabolic Inhibition
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Chloride, (24)NaCl
Chloride Measurement

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