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prostanoid

(pros-ta'noyd),
Denoting having properties of prostaglandins.

prostanoid

/pros·ta·noid/ (pros´tah-noid) any of a group of complex fatty acids derived from arachidonic acid, including the prostaglandins, prostanoic acid, and the thromboxanes.

prostanoid

having the form of a prostaglandin.
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Its mechanism of action includes prostanoid formation and alteration in chemokine function (Molad2002).
2] is converted to each prostanoid by specific PG terminal synthases.
We next studied the expression level of enzymes involved in prostanoid production in parasite-harboring hearts (Fig.
Serum lipoprotein, insulin, and urinary prostanoid metabolites in normal and hypertensive pregnant women.
The potential sources of free radical generation in exercising muscle are mainly from mitochondria, xanthine oxidase, prostanoid metabolism, catecholamines, NAD (P) H oxidase and secondary sources such are phagocytosis or calcium accumulation (Jackson, 2000).
COX-1 & COX-2 catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostanoid, leading to the formation of thromboxane (TXA2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) mediators, respectively [28, 29, 30, and 31].
Misoprostol stimulates myometrial contractions in a pregnant uterus by selectively binding to EP2/EP3 prostanoid receptors.
Furthermore, the data also suggests the functional expression of various prostanoid receptors in these vessels and more so will assist in developing future pharmacological molecules, targeting the prost anoidreceptors, to treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease still remain untreatable with the current therapeutic tools.
Ray, "Antiulcer activity of naturally occurring pyrano-coumarin and isocoumarins and their effect on prostanoid synthesis using human colonic mucosa," Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
conceptionis have muscarinic receptors type 1 and 3 with one muscarinic receptor having a high sensitivity that could be located in the endothelium coupled to COX that produce a prostanoid vasoconstrictor, and another muscarinic receptor having a low sensitivity located in the vascular smooth muscle.
Epoprostenol (Flolan[R]), a synthetic prostacyclin, was the first prostanoid available for therapeutic use in PH.
Chorionic gonadotrophin regulates CXCR4 expression in human endometrium via E-series prostanoid receptor 2 signalling to PI3K-ERK1/2: Implications for fetal-maternal crosstalk for embryo implantation.