[Activity of the enzyme converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II (ACE) in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome].

Endokrynologia Polska

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Bednarek-Tupikowska G, Zdrojewicz Z. [Activity of the enzyme converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II (ACE) in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome]. Endokrynol Pol. 1994;44(2):169-74.
Significantly higher values of systolic and diastolic arterial blood pressure as compared to the corresponding control group was found in a group of 31 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO) of age between 22 and 42 years (mean 34 years). It was demonstrated that the activity of the enzyme converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II (angiotensin converting enzyme, ACE) as determined by the spectrofluorometric method of Friedland and Silverstein did not differ significantly from that found in the control group. No significant correlation was also found between the ACE activity and the concentrations of testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone, LH, FSH, prolactin and estradiol both in the patients and in the control group.