Cyclooxygenases

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Cyclooxygenase (also known as COX, Prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase, Prostaglandin G/H synthase) is expressed in cells in three isoforms: COX-1, COX-2 and COX-3. COX-1 (constitutive) and COX-2 (inducible) isoforms catalyze the rate-limiting step of prostaglandin production and are the targets of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. COX-3 does not appear to be involved in inflammatory processes, but seems to be involved in pain and fever. COX-3 is thought to be derived through the retention of the highly structured G + C-rich intron 1 of the COX-1 gene.

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Gene Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
COX-1 Human PTGS1 NM_000962 P23219
Mouse Ptgs1 NM_008969 P22437
Rat Ptgs1 NM_017043 Q63921
COX-2 Human PTGS2 NM_000963 P35354
Mouse Ptgs2 NM_011198 Q05769
Rat Ptgs2 NM_017232 P35355

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