U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government


Send to:

Choose Destination

Prostaglandins E

(11 alpha,13E,15S)-11,15-Dihydroxy-9-oxoprost-13-en-1-oic acid (PGE(1)); (5Z,11 alpha,13E,15S)-11,15-dihydroxy-9-oxoprosta-5,13-dien-1-oic acid (PGE(2)); and (5Z,11 alpha,13E,15S,17Z)-11,15-dihydroxy-9-oxoprosta-5,13,17-trien-1-oic acid (PGE(3)). Three of the six naturally occurring prostaglandins. They are considered primary in that no one is derived from another in living organisms. Originally isolated from sheep seminal fluid and vesicles, they are found in many organs and tissues and play a major role in mediating various physiological activities.

Year introduced: 1975

PubMed search builder options


Tree Number(s): D10.251.355.255.550.250, D23.469.050.175.725.250

MeSH Unique ID: D011458

Entry Terms:

  • PGE

Previous Indexing:

Supplemental Content

Loading ...