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EH domain-containing protein 3

See alternative names PAST homolog 3

Uniprot Function Description

ATP- and membrane-binding protein that controls membrane reorganization/tubulation upon ATP hydrolysis (PubMed:25686250). In vitro causes tubulation of endocytic membranes (PubMed:24019528). Binding to phosphatidic acid induces its membrane tubulation activity (By similarity). Plays a role in endocytic transport. Involved in early endosome to recycling endosome compartment (ERC), retrograde early endosome to Golgi, and endosome to plasma membrane (rapid recycling) protein transport. Involved in the regulation of Golgi maintenance and morphology (PubMed:16251358, PubMed:17233914, PubMed:19139087, PubMed:23781025). Involved in the recycling of internalized D1 dopamine receptor (PubMed:21791287). Plays a role in cardiac protein trafficking probably implicating ANK2 (PubMed:20489164). Involved in the ventricular membrane targeting of SLC8A1 and CACNA1C and probably the atrial membrane localization of CACNA1GG and CACNA1H implicated in the regulation of atrial myocyte excitability and cardiac conduction (By similarity). In conjunction with EHD4 may be involved in endocytic trafficking of KDR/VEGFR2 implicated in control of glomerular function (By similarity). Involved in the rapid recycling of integrin beta-3 implicated in cell adhesion maintenance (PubMed:23781025). Involved in the unidirectional retrograde dendritic transport of endocytosed BACE1 and in efficient sorting of BACE1 to axons implicating a function in neuronal APP processing (By similarity). Plays a role in the formation of the ciliary vesicle, an early step in cilium biogenesis; possibly sharing redundant functions with EHD1 (PubMed:25686250).

Sample type

Human EDTA plasma and serum are the recommended sample types. Human citrate plasma and heparin plasma are also accepted. For other samples types e.g cerebrospinal fluid, (CSF), tissue or cell lysates please we recommend Olink Target 96 panels. Please note that protein expression levels are expected to vary in different sample types and certain assays may be affected by interfering substances such as hemolysate.


Precision (repeatability) is calculated from linearized NPX values over LOD.

Within run precision Coefficient of Variation (CV)
Between run precision Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Analytical measuring range

The technical data reported below refers to the measured value in the in vitro validation assays run using known concentrations of recombinant antigen. Please note that these figures are for reference only and CANNOT be used to convert NPX values to absolute concentrations for proteins measured in plasma or serum samples.

LOD (pg/mL)
LLOQ (pg/mL)
ULOQ (pg/mL)
Hook (pg/mL)
Range (logs)

Dilution factor

For optimal assay readout, Olink Explore is run using different dilutions of the original samples (undiluted, 1:10, 1:100 or 1:1000). The dilution factor for this assay is noted below and should be taken into account when estimating the appropriate addressable biological concentration of the protein based on the in vitro validation data.

Dilution factor

Sensitivity plot

The calibrator curve shown below visualizes the analytical measuring range data based on in vitro measurement of recombinant antigen. Please note that this is shown for reference only and CANNOT be used to convert NPX values to absolute concentrations for proteins measured in plasma or serum samples. The vertical dotted lines represent LLOQ and ULOQ respectively, and the horizontal line indicates the LOD.


Sample distribution plot

The plot below shows the levels of protein measured in a number of commercial plasma samples. Healthy subjects are shown in blue and samples obtained from patients with a range of diseases are shown in red. The latter include inflammatory, cardiovascular, autoimmune & neurological diseases, as well as cancer. The data is shown to give a general idea of the sort of data range to expect, but cannot cover all potential levels that may be seen in clinical samples.

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