Prostaglandins and its Types
PharmaTutor (May- 2014)
ISSN: 2347 - 7881
Received On: 15/12/2013; Accepted On: 10/03/2014; Published On: 01/05/2014
Author: S. Ramya Silpa
Department of Pharmacology,
Balaji College of Pharmacy, Anantapur, AP, India.
Prostaglandins are potent bioactive lipid messengers synthesized from arachidonic acid mediated by enzyme COX. Prostaglandins (PGs) play a key role in the initiation of the inflammatory response. Their biosynthesis is significantly increased in inflamed tissue, and they contribute to the development of the cardinal signs of acute inflammation. Although the proinflammatory properties of individual PGs during the acute inflammatory response are well established, their role in the resolution of inflammation is more controversial.
How to cite this article: SR Silpa; Prostaglandins and its Types; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(5); 31-37