Differential effects of prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors on prostaglandin E2 binding and on prostaglandin- or cholera toxin-induced cyclic AMP accumulation in the rabbit uterus.

Cyclic 3',5'-nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) activity in rabbit uterine homogenate was inhibited by indomethacin (10 mug/ml; 66% inhibition) or flufenamic and (10 mug/ml; 60%). Indomethacin (100 mug/ml) reduced uterine prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) content by 80%, but potentiated the stimulatory action of purified cholera toxin (choleragen; 800%) and of… (More)