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DATA No : XPR1401 INFORMANT : Shouzo Yamamoto

NAME : 7-[3(R)-Hydroxy-2(R)-(3(S)-hydroxy-1(E)-octenyl-5-oxocyclopentan-1(R)-yl]-5(Z)-heptenoic acid

COMMON NAME: Prostaglandin E2
FORMULA: C20H32O5 MOL.WT (average) : 352.465

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Prostaglandin E2 exhibits various biological activities such as vasodilatation, uterine contraction, gastrointestinal contraction, bronchodilatation, diuresis, pyrexia, inhibition of gastric secretion, bone resorption and immunosuppression (Ref. 0002). Prostaglandin E2 is a ligand to receptors present in the cell membrane, and there are at least 4 subtypes of its receptor. Different tissue distributions and signal transductions of these receptor subtypes explain a variety of biological activities of prostaglandin E2 (Ref. 0003).
MELTING POINT:65-66degC (Ref. 1001)



OPTICAL ROTATION:[a]d-26=-61.0deg(C=1.0, TETRAHYDROFURAN) (Ref. 1001)


SOLUBILITY: ETHYL ACETATE,THF,CHLOROFORM(Ref. 1002/1006). STABILITIES: to be stable under neutral condition. to decompose to PGA2 under acidic and to PGB2 under basic conditions (Ref. 1004/1005)

IR SPECTRA:d,l-mixture ; 3400, 1710, 970cm-1 (Ref. 1003)

NMR SPECTRA:13C-NMR(CDCl3) : 214.71(C9),178.39(C1), 136.62(C14), 131.52(C13), 130.91(C5), 126.69(C6), 73.19(C15), 72.13(C11), 54.55(C12), 53.51(C8), 46.23(C10), 37.00 (C16), 33.56(C2), 31.73(C18), 26.47(C4), 25.20(C7,17), 24.60(C3), 22.64(C19), 14.04. (Ref. 1002). 1H-NMR(CDCl3) : d5.67(dd, J=6.6Hz, 15.4, 1H, 14-CH), 5.57(dd, J=8.1, 15.4Hz, 1H, 13-CH), 5.40(m, 2H, 5.6-CH), 4.12(q, J=6.5, 6.7, 6.8Hz, 1H, 15-CH), 4.06(q, J=8.1, 8.2, 8.3Hz, 1H, 11-CH), 2.72(dd, J= (Ref. 1002)

MASS SPECTRA:d,l-mixture ; 334(M+-18), 316, 298, 190 (Ref. 1003)


Prostaglandin E2 was found to be accummulating in human semen in an amount of about 13 microgram per ml (Ref. 0001). In most animal tissues prostanoids are synthesized enzymatically de novo upon physiological and pathological stimulations, and this is also the case of prostaglandin E2.

[Table 0001] (Ref. 1001)
Prostaglandin E2 is produced from arachidonic acid via prostaglandins G2 and H2 by the catalyses of prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase (cyclooxygenase) (Ref. 0004) and prostaglandin E synthase (Ref. 0005). Two isoforms of the cyclooxygnease enzyme responsible for prostaglandin H2 synthesis are present. Cyclooxygenase-1 is constitutively found in most mammalian tissues, while cyclooxygnease-2 is induced rapidly and transiently in physiological and pathological events, especially in inflammation (Ref. 0004). The biological activities of prostaglandin E2 are lost by oxidation of its 15-hydroxyl group catalyzed by 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (Ref. 0006).
cDNAs of the two cyclooxygenase isozymes responsible for prostaglandin H2 synthesis have been cloned, and the primary structures of these enzymes were deduced from the nucleotide seuences (Ref. 0007/0008). Their genomic DNA were also cloned, and the genomic structure were eludicated (Ref. 0007). cDNAs of four subtypes of prostaglandin E2 receptors (EP1-4) were cloned, and the 7-transmembrane domain structures of the receptors coupled with certain G proteins were reported (Ref. 0003).

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