Journal of Chromatography A vol:986 issue:2 pages:303-11
The in-capillary reaction of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) with the tripeptide substrate hippuryl-L-histidyl-L-leucine was studied. ACE activity was determined by the quantitation of the product, hippuric acid, at 230 nm. Reaction occurred at the capillary inlet during a predetermined waiting period, followed by the electrophoretic separation of the compounds. When the set-up was reversed, i.e. reaction at the opposite side after short-end injection of enzyme and substrate, separation was achieved in less than 5 min. Using the Lineweaver-Burk equation, an average Michaelis constant for ACE from rabbit lung was calculated to be 1.16 +/- 0.12 mM, a value consistent with previously reported data.