|CAMPEIRO, J. D'A.; NESHICH, I. P.; SANT'ANNA, O. A.; LOPES, R.; IANZER, D.; ASSAKURA, M. T.; NESHICH, G.; HAYASHI, M. A. F..|
|Bradykinin-potentiating peptides (BPPs) from the South American pit viper snake venom were the first natural inhibitors of the human angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) described. The pioneer characterization of the BPPs precursor from the snake venom glands by our group showed for the first time the presence of the C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) in this same viper precursor protein. The confirmation of the BPP/CNP expression in snake brain regions correlated with neuroendocrine functions stimulated us to pursue the physiological correlates of these vasoactive peptides in mammals. Notably, several snake toxins were shown to have endogenous physiological correlates in mammals. In the present work, we expressed in bacteria the BPPs domain of the snake...|
|Tipo: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
||Palavras-chave: Bioinformática; Peptídeos; Pressão sanguínea; Veneno; Immunorecognition; Endogenous correlate; Snake toxin; Bioinformatics; Peptides; Blood pressure.