Aliases for EDNRA Gene
External Ids for EDNRA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EDNRA Gene
This gene encodes the receptor for endothelin-1, a peptide that plays a role in potent and long-lasting vasoconstriction. This receptor associates with guanine-nucleotide-binding (G) proteins, and this coupling activates a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system. Polymorphisms in this gene have been linked to migraine headache resistance. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
GeneCards Summary for EDNRA Gene
EDNRA (Endothelin Receptor Type A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EDNRA include Mandibulofacial Dysostosis With Alopecia and Migraine With Or Without Aura 1. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and endothelin receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is EDNRB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for EDNRA Gene
Receptor for endothelin-1. Mediates its action by association with G proteins that activate a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system. The rank order of binding affinities for ET-A is: ET1 > ET2 >> ET3.
The endothelinA receptor (ETA receptor) is a member of the endothelin receptor group of G-protein-coupled receptors that also includes ETB. They are located primarily in the vascular smooth muscle where they play a role in vasoconstriction and cell proliferation.