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FEBS Lett. 2002 Dec 4;532(1-2):107-10.

Quantitative mRNA expression profiling of ACE 2, a novel homologue of angiotensin converting enzyme.

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Pharmagene Laboratories Ltd., 2 Orchard Rd., Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5HD, UK. dan.harmer@pharmagene.com

Abstract

ACE 2, a novel homologue of angiotensin converting enzyme, has recently been identified. This study used QRT-PCR to quantitatively map the transcriptional expression profile of ACE 2 (and the two isoforms of ACE) in 72 human tissues. While confirming that ACE 2 expression is high in renal and cardiovascular tissues, the novel observation has been made that ACE 2 shows comparably high levels of expression in the gastrointestinal system, in particular in ileum, duodenum, jejunum, caecum and colon. Therefore, in probing the functional significance of this novel peptidase, some consideration should be given to a role in gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology.

PMID:
12459472
DOI:
10.1016/s0014-5793(02)03640-2
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