Journal article

Antiinflammatory effects of the cyclopentenone isoprostane 15-A(2)-IsoP in human gestational tissues

Martha Lappas, Michael Permezel, Sarah J Holdsworth, Guiseppe Zanoni, Alessio Porta, Greg E Rice

FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Proinflammatory prostaglandins and cytokines are involved in the initiation of human labor and delivery. Although cyclopentenone prostaglandins regulate the formation of these prolabor mediators via nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) and/or peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma, recent evidence suggests that they do not exist in vivo. Cyclopentenone isoprostanes (IsoPs), which are highly reactive structural isomers of bioactive cyclopentenone prostaglandins, do exist physiologically and have been shown to inhibit the inflammatory response in macrophages. Therefore the aim of this study was to determine the effect of the synthetic cyclopentenone IosP 15-A(2)-IsoP on the expression o..

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