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A group of compounds derived from unsaturated 20-carbon fatty acids, primarily arachidonic acid, via the cyclooxygenase pathway. They are extremely potent mediators of a diverse group of physiological processes.

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Bone remodelling

... other hormones such as growth hormone, glucocorticoids, thyroid hormones, and sex hormones. Factors such as insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), prostaglandins, tumor growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP), and cytokines are involved as well. As far as local regulation ...

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by matrix23
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Bone remodelling
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Prostaglandins are refered to as tissue hormones

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Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:27 pm
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... medications that function in blocking the pro-inflammatory chemical mediators in the body including the compounds such as histamine, some of the prostaglandins and the compounds called leukotrienes. Scientists believe that these compounds are responsible for the pain, the swelling, the redness ...

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by Jennuan
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:21 am
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Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: Function of Nadh

... reoxidizes NADH back into NAD+ for re-use. Arachidonic acid is an unsaturated twenty-carbon fatty acid precursor to a number of molecules like the prostaglandins, thromboxanes, prostacyclins and leukotrienes. The whole "lot" of these compounds go by the general label of eicosanoids simply ...

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by blcr11
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Function of Nadh
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... enzyme in prostaglandin synthesis, named cyclooxigenase(COX) or prostaglandin H2 synthase more formally. However, you need to understand that prostaglandins do many more things than just inflict pain. For example they signal the production of stomach mucus, which is the reason large quantities ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Painkillers
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