Aliases for ECE2 Gene
External Ids for ECE2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ECE2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the M13 family, which includes type 2 integral membrane metallopeptidases. The encoded enzyme is a membrane-bound zinc-dependent metalloprotease. The enzyme catalyzes the cleavage of big endothelin to produce the vasoconstrictor endothelin-1, and plays a role in the processing of several neuroendocrine peptides. It may also have methyltransferase activity. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for ECE2 Gene
ECE2 (Endothelin Converting Enzyme 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ECE2 include Alzheimer Disease. Among its related pathways are A-beta Pathways: Uptake and Degradation. GO annotations related to this gene include methyltransferase activity and metalloendopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MMEL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ECE2 Gene
Converts big endothelin-1 to endothelin-1. Also involved in the processing of various neuroendocrine peptides, including neurotensin, angiotensin I, substance P, proenkephalin-derived peptides, and prodynorphin-derived peptides. May limit beta-amyloid peptide accumulation in brain. May also have methyltransferase activity.