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Prostaglandin E2 methyl ester (PGE2 methyl ester) is an analog of PGE2 (Item No. 14010) with enhanced lipid solubility. PGE2 is one of the primary cyclooxygenase products of arachidonic acid (Item No. 90010) and one of the most widely investigated PGs. Its activity influences inflammation, fertility and parturition, gastric mucosal integrity, and immune modulation.1,2,3,4 The effects of PGE2 are transduced by at least four distinct receptors designated EP1, EP2, EP3, and EP4.5 Affinity constants (Kd) values of PGE2 for these receptors range from 1-10 nM depending on the receptor subtype and tissue.5
|Formulation||A solution in methyl acetate|
WARNING - This product is not for human or veterinary use.
|Shipping||Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere|
|Stability||As supplied, 1 year from the QC date provided on the Certificate of Analysis, when stored properly|
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1. Willis, A.L., and Cornelsen, M. Repeated injection of prostaglandin E2 in rat paws induces chronic swelling and a marked decrease in pain threshold. Prostaglandins 3 353-357 (1973).
Jackson, G.M., Sharp, H.T., and Varner, M.W. Cervical ripening before induction of labor: A randomized trial of prostaglandin E2 gel versus low-
Robert, A., Schultz, J.R., Nezamis, J.E., et al. Gastric antisecretory and antiulcer properties of PGE2, 15-
Arvind, P., Papavassiliou, E.D., Tsioulias, G.J., et al. Prostaglandin E2 down-
5. Coleman, R.A., Smith, W.L., and Narumiya, S. Classification of prostanoid receptors: Properties, distribution, and structure of the receptors and their subtypes. Pharmacol Rev 46 205-229 (1994).
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