Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is the major eicosanoid product of mast cells and is produced in large quantities by hematopoietic PGD synthase during allergic and asthmatic anaphylaxis.{416} It causes vasodilation, flushing, hypotension, and is an inhibitor of platelet aggregation.{416,580} Prostaglandin D2 methyl ester (PGD2 methyl ester) is a more lipid-soluble, cell-permeable prodrug form of PGD2.{14117} It binds to the human and mouse PGD2 receptors (DP1 and CRTH2/DP2) with 5-10 fold lower affinity than PGD2.{11494}
Specifications
Size
5 mg
CAS number
49852-81-5
Supplier
Cayman Chemical
Shipping & storage
Shipping condition
Dry Ice
Storage temperature
-20°C