Oxytocin stimulates the release of arachidonic acid and prostaglandin F2 alpha from human decidual cells.

@article{Wilson1988OxytocinST,
  title={Oxytocin stimulates the release of arachidonic acid and prostaglandin F2 alpha from human decidual cells.},
  author={Theresa Wilson and Graham C. Liggins and David J. Whittaker},
  journal={Prostaglandins},
  year={1988},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={771-80}
}
Oxytocin at a physiological concentration stimulated the immediate release of free arachidonic acid from dispersed human decidual cells in a perfusion system. This indicates that oxytocin activates phospholipase(s) thus enhancing prostaglandin synthesis. The effect of oxytocin on the release of [3H]-arachidonic acid from decidual cells of women in labor was significantly greater (1036 +/- 207, mean dpm +/- SEM, n = 23) than from those of women not-in-labor (505 +/- 121 dpm, n = 12) or with… CONTINUE READING

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