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In vitro characterization of prostanoid EP-receptors in the non-pregnant human myometrium.

1. Prostaglandin receptors of the PGE type have been characterized in the non-pregnant human myometrium in vitro according to the scheme of Coleman et al. (1984) by use of the agonists PGE2, sulprostone, rioprostil, AY23626, butaprost, misoprostol, 16,16-dimethylprostaglandin E2, enprostil and iloprost, and, the antagonist AH6809. 2. All prostanoids tested were active in non-pregnant human myometrium either as stimulators and/or inhibitors of spontaneous activity or both. Biphasic responses to PGE2 indicate that at least two receptor types of the EP-receptor exist, one mediating relaxation and the other mediating contraction. 3. Further evidence for the EP-receptor mediating excitation and relaxation was provided by the action of the EP2-/EP3-receptor selective prostanoids rioprostil, AY23626 and misoprostol, and the EP1-/EP2-receptor selective agonist 16,16-dimethylprostaglandin E2. 4. Butaprost, an EP2-receptor selective agonist, produced potent inhibition of spontaneous activity in the tissue which was generally longer-lasting than that evoked by the natural prostanoid PGE2. 5. The EP1-/EP3-receptor selective agonist sulprostone and the EP3-receptor agonist enprostil produced potent contractile responses supporting the presence of contractile EP3-receptors in the non-pregnant human myometrium in vitro. 6. The EP1-/IP-receptor selective agonist, iloprost, produced mixed responses in non-pregnant human myometrium. The contractile response was inhibited by the EP1-receptor antagonist AH6809. However, responses to the EP1-/EP3-receptor selective agonist sulprostone were unaffected by AH6809 which may indicate that only a small population of EP1-receptors is present. 7. Therefore it would seem that a heterogeneous population of EP-receptors is present in the non-pregnant human myometrium.[1]


  1. In vitro characterization of prostanoid EP-receptors in the non-pregnant human myometrium. Senior, J., Marshall, K., Sangha, R., Baxter, G.S., Clayton, J.K. Br. J. Pharmacol. (1991) [Pubmed]
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