19-Hydroxyprostaglandin E1 as a major component of the semen of primates


As their name implies, prostaglandins were first identified in secretions of the male reproductive tract. In the early 1930s several workers1–3 showed that human semen could stimulate various smooth muscle preparations, and this activity was ascribed to an unidentified component which von Euler named ‘prostaglandin’. von Euler4,5 then found that a watery… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/260544a0


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