I am trying to find information on Prostaglandin F2-alpha, specificaly production in men. Could somebody explain how this prostaglandin is produced? What types of cells are producing it, production signaling? Any books on this subject?
As I know:
One of the most important chemical mediators are prostaglandins that in vivo act on different cell receptors and have different effects on the body. Prostaglandins are twenty-carbon lipid molecules and structurally similar to cholesterol. Prostaglandins have different types, such as F2, E2 alpha, PGI2, and so on.
A phospholipase enzyme converts phospholipids of cell membranes into arachidonic acid. The arachidonic acid within the cyclooxygenase enzyme or Cox (both type 1 and 2) can be converted to prostaglandins.
PGF2alpha has functions in uterus contraction and bronchoconstriction, so I think both uterus and lung cells produce it.
I have no special information about production of PGF2alpha in men.
PubChem is a good resource for finding out more about compounds of pharmaceutical interest: