ET-1 is a potent vasoconstrictor peptide derived from endothelial cells. It plays a role in regulation of cardiovascular functions. The binding of ET-1 to G-protein coupled receptor triggers a signal transduction cascade leading to activation of the protein kinase C (PKC). PKC inhibitor potentially reverses the up regulation of ET-1. The enhanced ET-1 expression associated with the activation of PKC occurs in early diabetes.
Sequence one letter code
CSCSSLMDKECVYFCHLDIIW (Disulfide bridge: 1-15 and 3-11)
Sequence three letter code
H-Cys-Ser-Cys-Ser-Ser-Leu-Met-Asp-Lys-Glu-Cys-Val-Tyr-Phe-Cys-His-Leu-Asp-Ile-Ile-Trp-OH (Disulfide bridge: 1-15 and 3-11)