Prostaglandins_ThanhNguyen

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–VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HO CHI MINH CITY- INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY CHEMISTRY ASSIGNMENT PROSTAGLANDIN This assignment is submitted to Dr. HOANG LE SON ON NOVEMBER 6 th 2008 STUDENT : VU THANH NGUYEN ID : BTIU08032 CLASS : BT08IU1 COURSE : ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1
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CONTENT I. INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………………………………1 II. STRUCTURE ……………………………………………………………………….1-2 III. NOMENCLATURE ……………………………………………………………………….2-4 IV. PROPERTIES OF PROSTAGLANDIN 4-5 1) Physical properties …………………………………………………………………. ............ 4 2) Chemical properties ……………………………………………………………………. ..... 4-5 V. SYNTHESIS 5-6 1) Biosynthesis …………………………………………………………………….….5-6 2) Release of prostaglandins from the cell …………………………………………………………………………6 VI. BIOLOGYCAL FUNCTIONS ……………………………………………………………………….7-8 VII. APPLICATIONS ……………………………………………………………………. ..9-10 VIII. CONCLUSION ……………………………………………………………………. ..... 11
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        International university- VNU HCMC. ......................................................................... I. INTRODUCTION A prostaglandin is member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. The name prostaglandin derives from the prostate gland.Prostaglandin was first isolated from seminal fluid in 1935 by the Swedish physiologist Ulf von Euler, and independently by M.W. Goldblatt. It was believed to be part of the prostatic secretions (in actuality prostaglandins are produced by the seminal vesicles); it was later shown that many other tissues secrete prostaglandins for various functions. Ulf von Euler ( source: Wikipedia ) II. STRUCTURE Prostaglandins are unsaturated carboxylic acids, consisting of of a 20 carbon skeleton that also contains a five member ring and are based upon the fatty acid, arachidonic acid. There are a variety of structures one, two, or three double bonds. On the five member ring there may also be double bonds, a ketone, or alcohol groups. Prostaglandin D2 Prostaglandin E1 Assignment of ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. ............................................................................ 1
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        International university- VNU HCMC. ......................................................................... Prostaglandin F 1α
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