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ARACHIDONIC ACID METABOLITES OF HUMAN LYMPHATICS

Authors
  • H Sinzinger
  • J Kaliman
  • E Mannheimer

Abstract

Human lymphatics convert exogenously added 14C-arachidonic acid into PGE2, PGF2alpha and the main metabolite 6-keto-PGF1alpha. Thromboxane formation is undetectable either by radiothinlayer-chromatography or by radioimmunology. These data confirm and extend our earlier findings indicating an important PGI2-synthetic mechanism in human lymphatics. Assuming that lymphatic contractility is regulated at least in part by thromboxane A2, we propose that this derivative of arachidonic acid derives from extralymphatic sources.

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Sinzinger, H. & Kaliman, J. & Mannheimer, E., (1984) “ARACHIDONIC ACID METABOLITES OF HUMAN LYMPHATICS”, Lymphology 17(2), 39-42.

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21 Jul 1984
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