Pro-Inflammatory Effects of Certain Prostaglandins

  • E. M. Glenn
  • B. J. Bowman
  • N. A. Rohloff
Part of the Alza Conference Series book series (AEMB, volume 195B)


Several groups of workers have suggested that certain prostaglandins, especially PGE(1), elicit vascular permeability responses following their local inoculation into the skin of man and experimental animals (Willis, 1969; Arora et al, 1970; Giroud and Willoughby, 1970; Kaley and Weiner, 1971; Crunkhorn and Willis, 1971; Sondergard and Greaves, 1971). Prostaglandins of various types have been isolated from inflammatory lesions of both species (Willis, 1969; Greaves et al, 1971). In consequence, certain prostaglandins are listed among the numerous other chemical mediators of the inflammatory process. Prostaglandins are released by almost all kinds of disturbing influences on the microenvironment of cells (Piper and Vane, 1971). Moreover, it has been shown that the synthesis and release of certain prostaglandins is inhibited by aspirin and indomethacin in the isolated spleen, sensitized lungs and isolated platelets (Smith and Willis, 1971; Vane, 1971; Ferriera et al, 1971).


Serum Concentration Acute Inflammation Granulomatous Reaction Flufenamic Acid Male Hamster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Glenn
    • 1
  • B. J. Bowman
    • 1
  • N. A. Rohloff
    • 1
  1. 1.The Upjohn CompanyKalamazooUSA

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