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Prostaglandins - Role And Activity
What Are Prostaglandins? by Jane Thurnell-Read
Prostaglandins were first discovered in 1935 in seminal fluid and assumed to be produced in the prostate, hence the name. Since then these hormone-like substances have been found to be continuously synthesised from essential fatty acids by most cells throughout the body.
About 30 prostaglandins have been identified and they are divided up into three groups: series 1, 2 and 3. Individual prostaglandins do not have a name, but are referred to as PG plus a letter and the number of the series they belong to, e.g. PGD2. They are generally quickly degraded (broken down), so they are short-acting substances.
Prostaglandins have various functions. They:
Unfortunately I have not been able to obtain samples of all the prostaglandins, but some are available in Body Biochemical test kit 5, useful for kinesiologists and EAV practitioners.
Copyright 2007 Jane Thurnell-Read