For IHC applications, frozen sections processed with dry acetone are recommended. Paraformaldehyde is not recommended as it destroys the epitope.
The protein encoded by this gene is proteolytically processed to release a secreted peptide termed endothelin 1. This peptide is a potent vasoconstrictor and is produced by vascular endothelial cells. Endothelin 1 also can affect the central nervous system. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: Big endothelin-1; Endothelin-1; ET-1; ET1; HDLCQ7; PPET1; Preproendothelin-1
Gene Aliases: ARCND3; EDN1; ET1; HDLCQ7; PPET1; QME
UniProt ID: (Human) P05305
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1906