Differential localization of prostaglandin E synthase isoforms in human placental cell types.

Increased prostaglandin E(2)(PGE(2)) synthesis involves multiple enzymes and two isoforms of the terminal enzyme of this biosynthetic pathway, PGE synthase (PGES), were recently identified. Cytosolic PGES (cPGES) is identical to the Hsp90 chaperone, p23, and is reportedly functionally coupled to constitutive PG endoperoxide H synthase-1 (PGHS-1). Microsomal… (More)