Prostaglandin receptor

Prostaglandin receptor

There are currently ten known prostaglandin receptors on various cell types. Prostaglandins bind to a subfamily of cell surface seven-transmembrane receptors, G-protein-coupled receptors.[1]

These receptors are named:

The names of these receptors correspond to the prostaglandin that they bind (e.g., DP1-2 receptors bind to PGD2).

See also


  1. ^ Tsuboi K, Sugimoto Y, Ichikawa A (2002). "Prostanoid receptor subtypes". Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 68-69: 535–56.  

External links

  • IUPHAR GPCR Database - Prostanoid receptors
  • Prostaglandin Receptors at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)