Profile of eicosanoids produced by human saphenous vein endothelial cells and the effect of dietary fatty acids

P. Urquhart, S. M. Parkin, A. Nicolaou

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    Abstract

    Human saphenous vein endothelial cells (HSVECs) derived from primary cultures of adult human veins constitute an excellent in vitro model for studying human endothelial metabolism. In this study we report the 14C-labelled prostanoid profile of HSVECs under resting and stimulated conditions and the effect of the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid on them. Results indicate that HSVECs while under resting conditions produce mainly prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α). After stimulation with calcium ionophore A23187, the cells were found to synthesise PGI2, PGE2 and PGF2α as major products and thromboxane B2 and PGD2 as minor products. Production of 14C-labelled hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids was not detected. Eicosapentaenoic acid was found to inhibit basal and stimulated prostanoid production whereas docosahexaenoic acid inhibited basal but strongly increased stimulated prostanoid production. These results may offer the basis for further studies aiming to investigate targets for pharmacological intervention in inflammatory conditions. © 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-22
    Number of pages7
    JournalProstaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids
    Volume65
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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