Bronchoactive metabolites of arachidonic acid and their role in airway function

Ernst Wm Spannhake, Hyman Albert L., Philip J. Kadowitz

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The purpose of this brief review is to summarize some of the information currently available regarding the potential involvement of prostanoids and leukotrienes in bronchopulmonary function. A considerable amount of work in this area has been completed in recent years, in some cases confirming earlier concepts and in other cases, providing new interpretations and insights. Earlier reviews of the actions of prostaglandins in the lung include those of Rosenthale, et al.(1), Smith (2), Puglisi and Maggi (3) and Hedqvist and Mathe (4).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1013-1026
Number of pages14
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology


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