Carboxypeptidase which converts angiotensin I to angiotensin 1-9, a peptide of unknown function, and angiotensin II to angiotensin 1-7, a vasodilator. Also able to hydrolyze apelin- 13 and dynorphin-13 with high efficiency. May be an important regulator of heart function. In case of human coronaviruses SARS and HCoV-NL63 infections, serve as functional receptor for the spike glycoprotein of both coronaviruses. Interacts with ITGB1. Interacts with SARS-CoV and HCoV- NL63 spike glycoprotein. Up-regulated in failing heart. Expressed in endothelial cells from small and large arteries, and in arterial smooth muscle cells. Expressed in lung alveolar epithelial cells, enterocytes of the small intestine, Leydig cells and Sertoli cells. Expressed in heart, kidney, testis, and gastrointestinal system. Activated by chloride and fluoride, but not bromide. Inhibited by MLN-4760, cFP_Leu, and EDTA, but not by the ACE inhibitors linosipril, captopril and enalaprilat. Belongs to the peptidase M2 family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 188.8.131.52; Membrane protein, integral; Protease
Biological Process: angiotensin catabolic process in blood; angiotensin maturation; angiotensin mediated drinking behavior; entry of virus into host cell; receptor biosynthetic process; regulation of cell proliferation; regulation of cytokine production; regulation of inflammatory response; regulation of systemic arterial blood pressure by renin-angiotensin; regulation of vasoconstriction; regulation of vasodilation; virion attachment, binding of host cell surface receptor