CAS Number: 117399-93-6
Molecular Weight: 2645.16
Salt Form: TFA
Sequence (3-letter): Cys-Thr-Cys-Phe-Thr-Tyr-Lys-Asp-Lys-Glu-Cys-Val-Tyr-Tyr-Cys-His-Leu-Asp-Ile-Ile-Trp-OH (Cys1-Cys15, Cys3-Cys11)
Sequence (1-letter): CTCFTYKDKECVYYCHLDIIW-OH
Storage: -20 °C or below
Solubility: water >1 mg/mL
Endothelins are endothelium-derived vasoactive peptides involved in a variety of biological functions. Endothelin-3 is an endogenous neuropeptide and potent vasoconstrictor. Endothelin-3 has been reported to attenuate thrombin-evoked aggregation of human platelets, acts as a potent stimulator of interleukin-6 production by endothelial cell lines, activates phospholipase C in fibroblasts expressing ETA receptors and induces the production of VEGF.
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