PGI2 is hydrolysed to 6k-PGF1a

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R-HSA-2161619
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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The ring in prostaglandin I2 (PGI2) aka prostacyclin is highly labile and rapidly hydolyses to form the stable but biologically inactive 6-keto-prostaglandin F1alpha (6k-PGF1a) (Wada et al. 2004). PGI2 and 6k-PGF1a are often used interchangeably in the literature.

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
15115769 Purification and characterization of recombinant human prostacyclin synthase

Wada, M, Yokoyama, C, Hatae, T, Shimonishi, M, Nakamura, M, Imai, Y, Ullrich, V, Tanabe, T

J Biochem 2004
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