ECE2 Proteins Research Reagents

All ECE2 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 2 ECE2 Lysate, 2 ECE2 Protein, 1 ECE2 qPCR. All ECE2 reagents are ready to use.

ECE2 Protein (2)

    ECE2 qPCR Primer (1)

    ECE2 Lysate (2)

      ECE2 の背景知識

      Endothelin-converting enzyme 2, also known as ECE-2, is a metalloprotease that possesses many properties consistent with it being a neuropeptide-processing enzyme. Endothelin-converting enzymes (ECEs) are the key enzymes in the endothelin (ET) biosynthesis that catalyze the conversion of big ET, the biologically inactive precursor of mature ET. Two enzymes, termed ECE-1 and ECE-2, have been molecularly identified. ECE-2 is found primarily in neural tissues, with high levels of expression in midbrain, cerebellum, hypothalamus, frontal cortex and spinal cord and moderate levels in hippocampus and striatum. ECE-2 is strongly down-regulated in inferior parietal lobe from Alzheimer disease patients (at protein level). ECE-2 converts big endothelin-1 to endothelin-1. It is involved in the processing of various neuroendocrine peptides, including neurotensin, angiotensin I, substance P, proenkephalin-derived peptides, and prodynorphin-derived peptides. ECE-2 may limit beta-amyloid peptide accumulation in brain. It may also have methyltransferase activity. A comparison of residues around the cleavage site revealed that ECE-2 exhibits a unique cleavage site selectivity that is related to but distinct from that of ECE-1.

      ECE2 の参考文献

      • Lorenzo M.-N., et al.,(2001), Human endothelin converting enzyme-2 (ECE2): characterization of mRNA species and chromosomal localization. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1522:46-52.
      • Muzny D.M., et al., (2006), The DNA sequence, annotation and analysis of human chromosome 3.Nature 440:1194-1198.
      • Nagase T., et al.,(1998), Prediction of the coding sequences of unidentified human genes. IX. The complete sequences of 100 new cDNA clones from brain which can code for large proteins in vitro.DNA Res. 5:31-39.

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