Cyclooxygenase-dependent formation of the isoprostane, 8-epi prostaglandin F2 alpha.

Abstract

Isoprostanes are a family of prostaglandin (PG) isomers formed in an enzyme-independent manner. They circulate in plasma and are excreted in urine. One of them, 8-epi PGF2 alpha is a vasoconstrictor and mitogen, effects which are prevented by thromboxane antagonists. Given that 8-epi PGF2 alpha may be formed by cyclooxygenase (COX) (Corey, E. J., Shih, C… (More)

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