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Elevated cerebrospinal fluid levels of prostaglandin E2 and 15-(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid in multiple sclerosis.
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PMID:  19019188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the arachodinic acid metabolites prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and 15-(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15(S)-HETE) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are elevated and reflect neuroinflammation and degenerative changes in multiple sclerosis (MS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We measured PGE2 and 15(S)-HETE concentrations, as well as markers of axonal and astroglial injury in CSF from 46 MS patients, 46 healthy siblings and 50 controls. RESULTS: We found elevated levels of both PGE2 and 15(S)-HETE in MS compared with the control and sibling groups. Siblings had lower PGE2 levels and higher 15(S)-HETE levels than controls. There were no correlations between either PGE2 or 15(S)-HETE and clinical scores of MS severity or biochemical markers of axonal or astroglial injury. CONCLUSION: These data suggest no direct involvement of PGE2 and 15(S)-HETE in the MS disease process. Rather, the elevated levels reflect a general up-regulation of arachidonic acid metabolism and neuroinflammation.
N Mattsson; M Yaong; L Rosengren; K Blennow; J-E Månsson; O Andersen; H Zetterberg; S Haghighi; I Zho; D Pratico
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of internal medicine     Volume:  265     ISSN:  1365-2796     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-20     Completed Date:  2009-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904841     Medline TA:  J Intern Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Dinoprostone / cerebrospinal fluid*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acids / cerebrospinal fluid*
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / cerebrospinal fluid*
Severity of Illness Index
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acids; 363-24-6/Dinoprostone

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