Prostaglandin D2 receptors DP and CRTH2 in the pathogenesis of asthma.

Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a major prostanoid produced mainly by mast cells in allergic diseases, including bronchial asthma. However, its role in the pathogenesis of asthma remains unclear. PGD2-induced vasodilatation and increased permeability are well-known classical effects that may facilitate transendothelial migration of inflammatory cells, such as… CONTINUE READING