Two different forms of endothelin receptors in rat lung

Yasushi Masuda, Hitoshi Miyazaki, Motohiro Kondoh, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Masashi Yanagisawa, Tomoh Masaki, Kazuo Murakami

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We provided evidence for the presence of two distinct types of rat endothelin (ET) receptors having different molecular masses by affinity labelling of rat lung membranes with 125I-ET-1, ET-2 and ET-3 and SDS-PAGE followed by autoradiography. One type, which is 44 kDa has a higher affinity for ET-1 and -2 than ET-3, whereas the other type, which is 32 kDa, preferably interacts with ET-3 rather than ET-1 and -2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 6 1989


  • Affinity labelling
  • Endothelin
  • Endothelin receptor
  • Receptor subtype

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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