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Prostaglandin synthases C

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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Subsequent to the formation of PGH2, the cytochrome P450 activities thromboxane synthase (CYP5A1, TBXAS1, P24557 , EC and prostacyclin synthase (CYP8A1, PTGIS, Q16647, EC generate thromboxane A2 and prostacyclin (PGI2), respectively. Additionally, multiple enzyme activities are able to generate prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) and prostaglandin F (PGF). PGD2 can be metabolised to 9α,11β-prostacyclin F through the multifunctional enzyme activity of AKR1C3. PGE2 can be metabolised to 9α,11β-prostaglandin F through the 9-ketoreductase activity of CBR1. Conversion of the 15-hydroxyecosanoids, including prostaglandins, lipoxins and leukotrienes to their keto derivatives by the NAD-dependent enzyme HPGD leads to a reduction in their biological activity.


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Thromboxane-A synthase (CYP5A1) C Show summary » More detailed page go icon to follow link

Prostacyclin synthase (CYP8A1) C Show summary »

mPGES1 C Show summary » More detailed page go icon to follow link

mPGES2 C Show summary »

cPGES C Show summary »

L-PGDS C Show summary »

Target Id 1380
Nomenclature L-PGDS
Previous and unofficial names β-trace protein | cerebrin-28 | prostaglandin D2 synthase | lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase | glutathione-independent PGD synthase | PGD2 synthase | PGDS2 | Prostaglandin D synthase | Ptgs3 | prostaglandin D2 synthase 21kDa (brain)
Genes PTGDS (Hs), Ptgds (Mm), Ptgds (Rn)
Ensembl ID ENSG00000107317 (Hs), ENSMUSG00000015090 (Mm), ENSRNOG00000015550 (Rn)
UniProtKB AC P41222 (Hs), O09114 (Mm), P22057 (Rn)
EC number PGH2 = PGD2
Selective inhibitors
AT-56 pKi 4.1 [11]

H-PGDS C Show summary »

AKR1C3 C Show summary » More detailed page go icon to follow link

CBR1 C Show summary »

HPGD C Show summary » More detailed page go icon to follow link


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Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SP, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL et al. (2021) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2021/22: Enzymes. Br J Pharmacol. 178 Suppl 1:S313-S411.