Targeted gene disruption of the prostaglandin e2 ep2 receptor
Prostaglandins comprise a diverse family of autacoids derived from cyclooxygenase (COX) metabolism of arachidonic acid to PGG/H2, leading to the generation of five principal bio-active prostaglandin (PG) metabolites: PGE2, PGF2a, PGD2, PGI2, and TXA2 1. The PGs play a role in a broad range of physiologic activities including modulating inflammation, ovulation and arterial blood pressure. These PG metabolites exert their effects at least in part by interacting with distinct G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) 2, each with distinct ligand selectivity and signal transduction pathways.
KeywordsMean Arterial Pressure Selective Agonist Prostanoid Receptor Target Gene Disruption Null Animal
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