IHC (P) analysis shows positive staining of endothelin-2 in human lung tissue.
Endothelins are endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor peptides. Endothelin 2, also known as ET-2, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the EDN2 gene. The secreted peptide (~2kD, 21 amino acids) is produced as a result of endothelin-2 precursor (~20 kD) processing and functions as a ligand for endothelin receptors which upon peptide binding modulates a wide array of cell signaling events. Diseases associated with endothelins include aortic disease and patent ductus arteriosus.
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Protein Aliases: EDN 2; EDN-2; Endothelin-2; ET-2; PP ET-2; PPET2; preproendothelin 2; Preproendothelin-2
Gene Aliases: EDN2; ET-2; ET2; PPET2
UniProt ID: (Human) P20800
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1907
Molecular Function: peptide hormone