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Differences in Angiotensin Convertase Enzyme (ACE) Activity and Expression May Contribute to Shorter Event Free Period After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.
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PMID:  21106034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aims: The goal of this study was to investigate the importance of the vascular angiotensin convertase enzyme (ACE) in coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) patients. Methods: Vascular tissue (distal saphenous vein [n= 163] and/or radial artery [n= 120] segments) and blood samples were collected from CABG patients (n= 81). We studied (i) the potency of angiotensin I (AngI) and angiotensin II (AngII) to evoke vascular contractions; (ii) vascular and plasma ACE concentrations; and (iii) ACE genotype of the patients enrolled. Results: The ratio of the potencies (EC(50) ) of AngII and AngI was significantly lower in radial artery compared to the saphenous vein (0.17 ± 0.03 nM and 0.51 ± 0.14 nM, respectively, P= 0.003), suggesting a 3-fold more effective AngI conversion in saphenous vein samples. Angiotensin constrictions were inhibited with telmisartan and captopril in both saphenous veins and radial arteries. Vascular ACE expression was significantly higher in saphenous vein compared to radial artery (9.7 ± 1.0 ng/mg and 5.3 ± 0.7 ng/mg, respectively, P= 0.01). Serum but no tissue ACE concentration was determined by ACE insertion/deletion polymorphism. Accordingly, no relation was found between serum and tissue ACE expression. Conclusion: ACE-inhibitor therapy targeting tissue located ACE may be beneficial to patients with saphenous vein grafts after CABG surgery.
Andrea Daragó; Miklós Fagyas; Ivetta M Siket; Andrea Facskó; Zita Megyesi; Judit Kalász; Zoltán Galajda; Tamás Szerafin; Jolán Hársfalvi; István Edes; Zoltán Papp; Attila Tóth; József Szentmiklósi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular therapeutics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1755-5922     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101319630     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Institute of Cardiology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary Department of Ophthalmology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary Clinical Research Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
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