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Offline jestquim

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Prostaglandins nomenclature
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:57:20 PM »
Prostaglandins are lipid substances derived from fatty acids, which act as powerful biochemical regulators.

In Wade's Organic Chemistry, they indicate that there are several families of prostaglandins (A, B, C, …) and that, according to this classification, a prostaglandin could be formulated as PGA1 or PGA2.

As an introduction it is very well explained, but I would like to go deeper into its nomenclature. I have searched on the Internet, but I have found nothing.

As an example, there would be the following prostaglandins:



But how would the next prostaglandin be named?


I haven't been able to attach the figures correctly. If someone sees it convenient, let them place them properly in the post. Thank you.

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Re: Prostaglandins nomenclature
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 02:08:11 PM »
Search for: prostanoids nomenclature
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Re: Prostaglandins nomenclature
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 04:58:04 PM »
Do you have access to a good general biochemistry textbook?

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Re: Prostaglandins nomenclature
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 05:02:10 PM »
Do you have access to a good general biochemistry textbook?
If you tell me the name of one, I could to try access online.

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Re: Prostaglandins nomenclature
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 05:46:38 PM »
David Nelson and Michael M Cox, Principles of Biochemistry.  IIRC Chapter 10 discusses prostaglandins.

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