Characterization of endothelin-binding sites in human skin and their regulation in primary Raynaud's phenomenon and systemic sclerosis.

Endothelin (ET), which mediates vasoconstrictor and vasodilator activities via multiple receptor subtypes, has been implicated in the control of blood flow and vascular tone in human skin, and possibly in the abnormal vasoconstrictor response in primary Raynaud's phenomenon and systemic sclerosis. Using in vitro autoradiography we have examined the… CONTINUE READING