The gastric antisecretory and gastrointestinal (GI) motility activity of the natural and unnatural allenic isomers and degradation products of enprostil (methyl(+/-)-7-[(1R*,2R*,3R*)-3-hydroxy-2-[(E)-(3R*)-3-hydroxy-4-phenoxy - 1-butenyl]-5-oxocyclopentyl]-4,5-heptadienoate, RS-84135-004) were studied in the rat. The natural R-allenic isomer of enprostil was the most potent antisecretory compound. The 8-iso-enprostil, enprostil free acid, and the 5-acetylene isomer had somewhat less activity while the other compounds were relatively inactive. The natural and unnatural allenic isomers increased intestinal dye transit with the same rank potency as the gastric antisecretory activity. Enprostil, 8-iso-enprostil, prostaglandin A-enprostil and enprostil free acid, all increased intestinal dye transit.