Endothelins: a family of regulatory peptides. State-of-the-art lecture.

Peptide hormones are nearly ubiquitous in the body and play a major role in regulating homeostasis. Serving in an endocrine, paracrine, or neuroendocrine role, peptide hormones regulate such diverse physiological processes as cardiovascular hemodynamics; neurotransmission or neuromodulation; contractility of skeletal, cardiac, or smooth muscle; and control… (More)