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A nonapeptide in which glycine is replaced by tryptophan, leucine and the first proline are missing, and lysine is replaced by glutamine; an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor.
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Of major interest to the peptide chemist/biologist is that the lead compounds for the design of ACE inhibitors--a milestone in twentieth century drug discovery--was a family of so-called bradykinin-potentiating peptides (BPPs) from the venom of the South American pit viper, Bothrops jararaca [8].
Camargo, "The Bradykinin-potentiating peptides from venom gland and brain of Bothrops jararaca contain highly site specific inhibitors of the somatic angiotensin-converting enzyme," Toxicon, vol.