Prostaglandin with some selectivity for EP3 and EP4 receptors (Ki values are 1.1, 2.1, 36, 10 and 33 nM for mouse EP3, EP4, EP1, EP2 and IP receptors respectively). Inhibits platelet aggregation and is a vasodilator in vivo.
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 354.49. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||2.82 mL||14.1 mL||28.21 mL|
|5 mM||0.56 mL||2.82 mL||5.64 mL|
|10 mM||0.28 mL||1.41 mL||2.82 mL|
|50 mM||0.06 mL||0.28 mL||0.56 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Kiriyama et al (1997) Ligand binding specificities of the eight types and subtypes of the mouse prostanoid receptors expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Br.J.Pharmacol. 122 217 PMID: 9313928
Kirtland (1988) Prostaglandin E1: a review. Prostaglandins Leukot.Essent.Fatty Acids 32 165 PMID: 2901111
Whittle et al (1985) Specificity between the anti-aggregatory actions of prostacyclin, prostaglandin E1 and D2 on platelets. Adv.Exp.Med.Biol. 192 109 PMID: 2871707
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Keywords: Prostaglandin Vasodilator anti-platelet agent vivo Receptors TP EP1 EP2 EP3 EP4 Prostanoid prostaglandins prostacyclins eicosanoids PGE1 PGE1 Prostaglandin E1 Prostanoid Receptors
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