The role of eicosanoids in experimental and clinical gallbladder disease.

  • Stuart I. Myers
  • Published 1992 in
    Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty…


The mammalian gallbladder has been shown by many authors to synthesize and release arachidonic acid metabolites. Many factors influence gallbladder eicosanoid release including sex of the animal, neural influences, age of the animal, pathologic stimuli (gallstones, inflammation), chemical mediators, hormones and the presence of hypercholesterolemia. The net… (More)