Prostaglandin H2

Prostaglandin H2
42935-17-1 N
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ChEBI CHEBI:15554 YesY
ChemSpider 392800 YesY
MeSH Prostaglandin+H2
PubChem 445049
Molar mass 352.465 g/mol
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Prostaglandin H2 is a type of prostaglandin and a precursor for many other biologically significant molecules. It is synthesized from arachidonic acid in a reaction catalyzed by a cyclooxygenase enzyme.[1]

Eicosanoid synthesis - prostaglandin H2 near center

It is acted upon by:

It rearranges non-enzymatically to:

Figure 1: Synthetic pathways from PGH2 (the parent compound) to prostaglandins, prostacyclin and thromboxanes


  1. "The Cyclooxygenase Reaction Mechanism". ACS Publications. Retrieved 18 April 2016.

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