Aliases for ACE Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for ACE Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ACE Gene
This gene encodes an enzyme involved in in blood pressure regulation and electrolyte balance. It catalyzes the conversion of angiotensin I into a physiologically active peptide angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a potent vasopressor and aldosterone-stimulating peptide that controls blood pressure and fluid-electrolyte balance. ACE also inactivates the vasodilator protein, bradykinin. Accordingly, the encoded enzyme increases blood pressure and is a drug target of ACE inhibitors, which are often prescribed to reduce blood pressure. This enzyme additionally plays a role in fertility through its ability to cleave and release GPI-anchored proteins in testes. Many studies have associated the presence or absence of a 287 bp Alu repeat element in this gene with the levels of circulating enzyme. This polymorphism, as well as mutations in this gene, have been implicated in a wide variety of diseases including cardiovascular pathophysiologies, psoriasis, renal disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2020]
GeneCards Summary for ACE Gene
ACE (Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ACE include Microvascular Complications Of Diabetes 3 and Renal Tubular Dysgenesis. Among its related pathways are Transcription_CREM signaling in testis and Peptide hormone metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include actin binding and drug binding. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000264813.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ACE Gene
Converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II by release of the terminal His-Leu, this results in an increase of the vasoconstrictor activity of angiotensin. Also able to inactivate bradykinin, a potent vasodilator. Has also a glycosidase activity which releases GPI-anchored proteins from the membrane by cleaving the mannose linkage in the GPI moiety.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE, aka peptidyl dipeptidase A, carboxycathepsin) cleaves a C-terminal dipeptide from angiotensin I to create the vasoconstrictor peptide, angiotensin II. ACE can also inactivate the vasodilator, proinflammatory peptide, bradykinin.