Philip Kingsley
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Aspects of Prostaglandin Glycerol Ester Biology.

Kingsley PJ, Rouzer CA, Morgan AJ, Patel S, Marnett LJ
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019 1161: 77-88

PMID: 31562623 · DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-21735-8_8

The Cyclooxygenase enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2) incorporate 2 molecules of O into arachidonic acid (AA), resulting in an array of bioactive prostaglandins. However, much work has been done showing that COX-2 will perform this reaction on several different AA-containing molecules, most importantly, the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). The products of 2-AG oxygenation, prostaglandin glycerol esters (PG-Gs), are analogous to canonical prostaglandins. This chapter reviews the literature detailing the production, metabolism, and bioactivity of these compounds, as well as their detection in intact animals.

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Animals Arachidonic Acids Cyclooxygenase 2 Endocannabinoids Glycerides Glyceryl Ethers Prostaglandins

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