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Prostaglandin dehydrogenase (PGDH) metabolizes prostaglandins (PGs) to render them inactive. We reported previously that cortisol (F) decreases and progesterone (P(4)) maintains PGDH(More)
NAD+-dependent 15-hydroxy-PG dehydrogenase (PGDH) is the major enzyme involved in the initial inactivation of PGs, and its activity is reduced by glucocorticoids, cortisol (F), and dexamethasone(More)
Prostaglandins (PGs) play a key role in the onset of labor in many species and regulate uterine contractility and cervical dilatation. Therefore, the regulation of prostaglandin output by PG(More)
Here we have examined the enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 and 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-OH PGDH) in pregnant human cervix. In biopsies taken transvaginally after preterm and term(More)