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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1989;6(1):109-119.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 1989.
Serum Angiotensin-Coverting Enzyme Levels in Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis.
Kyung Dong Kim, Myung Sook Choi, Chae Hoon Lee, Chung Sook Kim, Eun Kyung Bae
We measured fasting Serum Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (SACE) in 100 healthy controls and 75 coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP) patients by a commercial kits (ACEcolor®, Fujirio Inc., Japan) and evaluated this manual method. The linear range extends to an activity of 80U/L. Precision on a commercial control serum (ACE control-N®, Sigma Co.) with a mean value of 9.47U/L yielded a within-run and between-run CVs are 5.6% (N=15) and 6.9% (N=14) respectively. Save in 75 CWP was 20.3±5.7U/L (mean±s.d.); higher than in healthy controls (13.4±3.9U/L, P<0.01). No correlation was found between SACE, sex, and age. The results suggest that the measurement for SACE and follow-up SACE in coal workers may be a useful diagnostic tools for CWP.
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