ECE1 Proteins, Antibodies, cDNA Clones Research Reagents

All ECE1 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 3 ECE1 Antibody, 13 ECE1 Gene, 1 ECE1 Lysate, 1 ECE1 Protein, 1 ECE1 qPCR. All ECE1 reagents are ready to use.

ECE1 Protein (1)

    ECE1 Antibody (3)

      ECE1 cDNA Clone (13)


      ECE1 qPCR Primer (1)

      ECE1 Lysate (1)

        ECE1 Background

        Endothelin-converting enzyme 1, also known as ECE-1, is a single-pass type II membrane protein which belongs to thepeptidase M13 family. ECE-1 converts big endothelin-1 to endothelin-1. ECE-1 is a membrane metalloprotease that generates endothelin from its direct precursor big endothelin. Four isoforms of ECE-1 are produced from a single gene through the use of alternate promoters. These isoforms share the same extracellular catalytic domain and contain unique cytosolic tails, which results in their specific subcellular targeting.All isoforms of ECE-1 are expressed in umbilical vein endothelial cells, polynuclear neutrophils, fibroblasts, atrium cardiomyocytes and ventricles. Isoforms A, B and C of ECE-1 are also expressed in placenta, lung, heart, adrenal gland and phaeochromocytoma; isoforms A and C of ECE-1 in liver, testis and small intestine; isoform B, C and D of ECE-1 in endothelial cells and umbilical vein smooth muscle cells; isoforms C and D in saphenous vein cells, and isoform C in kidney. Defects in ECE1 are a cause of Hirschsprung disease, cardiac defects and autonomic dysfunction. It is a form of Hirschsprung disease with skip-lesions defects, craniofacial abnormalities and other dysmorphic features, and autonomic dysfunction.

        ECE1 References

        • Yorimitsu K., et al.,(1995), Cloning and sequencing of a human endothelin converting enzyme in renal adenocarcinoma (ACHN) cells producing endothelin-2. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 208:721-727.
        • Shimada K., et al., (1995), Cloning and functional expression of human endothelin-converting enzyme cDNA.Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 207:807-812.
        • Valdenaire O., et al.,(1995), Organization of the gene encoding the human endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE-1).J. Biol. Chem. 270:29794-29798.

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