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ACE(Angiotensin-converting enzyme) is also named as DCP, DCP1 and belongs to the peptidase M2 family. It is involved in catalyzing the conversion of angiotensin I into a physiologically active peptide angiotensin II. ACE also has a glycosidase activity which releases GPI-anchored proteins from the membrane by cleaving the mannose linkage in the GPI moiety. It has 4 isoforms produced by alternative splicing. The full length protein has 15 glycosylation sites and it can show a molecular weight of 170 kDa(PMID:16804085).