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However, it is not clear that the two conclusions are mutually exclusive and, in any event, different enzymes are being studied. Regardless of the exact details of the mechanism that may eventually emerge, the following can be concluded with some degree of confidence: (a) Arg-145 interacts electrostatically with the terminal carboxylate of peptide substrates and inhibitors; (b) Tyr-248 is involved in the stabilization of peptide substrate-enzyme complexes through hydrogen-bonding interactions; (c) enzyme substrate complexes are characterized by interaction between Zn(1I) and the carbony1 oxygen at the scissile bond-corresponding complexes between enzyme and inhibitors will involve corresponding interactions, where possible-and, (d) interactions between substrate or inhibitors and Glu-270, if any, are not covalent except in unusual cases.
Werle and Grunz (134) employed cysteine to protect the kinin liberated by kallikrein. Subsequently, Ferreira and Rocha E Silva (135) and Erdos and Wohler (136) employed a variety of sulfhydryl compounds in vivo to potentiate the hypotensive effects of bradykinin in guinea pigs. A. NATURALLY OCCURRING PEPTIDE INHIBITORS Snake venom peptides provided the first potent inhibitors of converting enzyme. These allowed exploration of the pharmacological, toxicological and, ultimately, medical consequences of angiotensinconverting enzyme inhibition.
The direct recorder tracings have been overlaid by theoretical curves derived from estimated rate constants and the appropriate rate law. 48 ARTHUR A. PATCHETT & EUGENE H. CORDES modest rate constant for the addition of inhibitor to enzyme, as detailed below, and (b) the very low inhibitor concentrations employed; the product is a slow rate of formation of the E-I complex. Kinetic analysis of these cases is complex but has been worked out in detail (168- 170). Useful kinetic and mechanistic information can be derived from each phase of the kinetic pattern observed in Figure 10: the initial rates, the first-order development of inhibition, and the zero-order final steady state rates when inhibition has been fully realized.