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Endothelin 1

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Description of Endothelin 1

Endothelin 1: Endothelin-1, encoded by the EDN1 gene is a potent, 21-amino acid vasoconstrictor peptide produced by vascular endothelial cells. Endothelin-1 inhibits active Na-K transport by inhibiting Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase in intact renaltubular epithelial cells. (From OMIM, PubMed and NCI)
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Endothelin 1: A 21-amino acid peptide produced in a variety of tissues including endothelial and vascular smooth-muscle cells, neurons and astrocytes in the central nervous system, and endometrial cells. It acts as a modulator of vasomotor tone, cell proliferation, and hormone production. (N Eng J Med 1995;333(6):356-63).
Source: MeSH 2007

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