Full Name Prostaglandin-H2 D-isomerase
Synonyms Beta-trace protein, Cerebrin-28, Glutathione-independent PGD synthase, Lipocalin-type prostaglandin-D synthase, Prostaglandin-D2 synthase, PGD2 synthase, PGDS, PGDS2 | PDS
Primary ID P41222
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Type protein
Relations 2
Function Catalyzes the conversion of PGH2 to PGD2, a prostaglandin involved in smooth muscle contraction/relaxation and a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation. Involved in a variety of CNS functions, such as sedation, NREM sleep and PGE2-induced allodynia, and may have an anti-apoptotic role in oligodendrocytes. Binds small non-substrate lipophilic molecules, including biliverdin, bilirubin, retinal, retinoic acid and thyroid hormone, and may act as a scavenger for harmful hydrophopic molecules and as a secretory retinoid and thyroid hormone transporter. Possibly involved in development and maintenance of the blood-brain, blood-retina, blood-aqueous humor and blood-testis barrier. It is likely to play important roles in both maturation and maintenance of the central nervous system and male reproductive system.



Regulator Mechanism target score
+ up-regulates quantity by expression img/indirect-activation.png transcriptional regulation PTGDS 0.14
Publications: 1 Organism: Homo Sapiens
+ down-regulates quantity by repression img/indirect_inhibition.png transcriptional regulation PTGDS 0.14
Publications: 1 Organism: Homo Sapiens