kininase

kininase

an enzyme that rapidly inactivates kinin found in tissues and plasma. There are two types: kininase I, which is a carboxypeptidase; and kininase II, which is an angiotensin-converting enzyme.
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Carboxypeptidase N (CPN), [6] also known as an arginine/lysine carboxypeptidase, kininase I, or anaphyla-toxin inactivator, is a member of a larger family of zinc metallopeptidases (16).
1/2]) of a few seconds in plasma by host proteases such as kininase and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) in vivo.
The concern arises when patients are taking an ACE inhibitor, which is a kininase II blocker and will inhibit the catabolism of bradykinin.
In another study, Carmignani et al (72) showed a significant increase in plasma angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), kininase II, kininase I and kallikrein activities in the rats exposed to lead for 10 months beginning at early age.
3; also known as lysine carboxypeptidase, kininase I, anaphylatoxin inactivator, or plasma carboxypeptidase B) and the more recently identified carboxypeptidase U (CPU; EC 3.