Angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in human aqueous humor

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985 Jan;103(1):34-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1985.01050010038013.


We measured aqueous angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity in 37 patients. Patients with granulomatous uveitis and probable sarcoidosis (based on increased serum ACE activity or characteristic radiologic findings) had a significant increase in aqueous ACE activity compared with normal subjects. Aqueous ACE activity was also significantly elevated in patients with sarcoid who had normal serum ACE activity. We believe that measurement of aqueous ACE activity should be considered in patients with uveitis who have normal serum ACE activity and are suspected of having sarcoidosis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aqueous Humor / enzymology*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A / analysis*
  • Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A / blood
  • Sarcoidosis / enzymology*
  • Syndrome
  • Uveitis / enzymology*


  • Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A