The density and distribution of endothelin 1
and endothelin receptor subtypes in normal and diabetic rat corpus cavernosum.
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Serum levels of endothelin were determined by immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) (Nichol Institute Diagnostics, San Clemente, CA, USA) (10) using reagents from Amersham Biosciences (Endothelin 1
ELISA System, Buckinghamshire, UK).
A receptor shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 is an ET.sub.A-receptor which has a high affinity for endothelins 1 and 2, especially for the endothelin 1
. A receptor shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 is an ET.sub.B-receptor which has an affinity for endothelins 1, 2 and 3 with no selectivity.
Diabetic patients produce an increase in coronary sinus endothelin 1
after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Phosphoramidon inhibits the intracellular conversion of big endothelin 1 to endothelin 1 in cultured endothelial cells.
Conversion of big endothelin 1 to 21-residue endothelin 1 is essential for expression of full vasoconstrictor activity: structure-activity relationships of big endothelin 1.
A previous study has demonstrated that endothelin 1
is involved in the development of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy (22), and the cell model of endothelin 1-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy had been reported in some experimental studies (23,24).