via the MAPK pathway: p44 and p42 are phosphorylated when THP-1 cells are stimulated with EDN2. Migration to EDN2 is inhibited by hypoxia and by pertussis toxin. EDN2 leads to activation of macrophages. EDN2 shares a similar peptide sequence with chemokines and may signal via a similar receptor and MAPK-mediated pathway. Furthermore， EDN2 expression by tumors may modulate the behavior of macrophages such that activated cells accumulate in areas of hypoxia.
EDN2 contains 21 amino acids having a molecular mass of 2546.97 Dalton.
Lyophilized EDN2 although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks， should be stored desiccated below -18℃. Upon reconstitution EDN2 should be stored at 4℃ between 2-7 days and for future use below
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein （0.1% HSA or BSA）.
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.