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Prostaglandin D2

"Prostaglandin D2" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The principal cyclooxygenase metabolite of arachidonic acid. It is released upon activation of mast cells and is also synthesized by alveolar macrophages. Among its many biological actions, the most important are its bronchoconstrictor, platelet-activating-factor-inhibitory, and cytotoxic effects.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prostaglandin D2" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Prostaglandin D2" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 77 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 1998 and 2000
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