The formation of prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 (measured as 6-keto PGF1α and TXB2 by radioimmunoassay) was investigated during a 30 min perfusion of mouse liver in a recirculation system. After cannulation of the portal vein an immediate increase of de novo synthesis and secretion of PGI2 occured followed by a sharp decrease. Increased PGI2 synthesis was also followed by a continuous increase of TXA2 synthesis and secretion reaching a maximum at the end of the 30 min perfusion. Elevated TXA2 synthesis was also shown in freshly isolated hepatocytes investigated in the course of a 20 min incubation period immediately after the perfusion. However, the elevated TXA2 formation was not observed when it was measured after a 120 min preincubation of the cells. Both PGI2 and TXA2 production could be provoked to a similar extent by the addition of arachidonate and A 23187 immediately after the perfusion or after a 120 min preincubation.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids|
|Publication status||Published - May 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Cell Biology