Big Endothelin-1 is precursor of endothelin 1. Big endothelin-1 is cleaved to yield endothelin-1 via the activity of an endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE). Big Endothelin-1 can be hydrolyzed by chymase to generate endothelin 1 (1-21) in vitro. Endothelins are endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor peptides.
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Protein Aliases: Big endothelin-1; Endothelin-1; ET-1; PPET1; preproendothelin; Preproendothelin-1
Gene Aliases: ARCND3; EDN1; ET-1; ET1; HDLCQ7; PPET1; preproET; QME
Molecular Function: peptide hormone