Stimulation of vessel wall prostacyclin by selective thromboxane synthetase inhibitor OKY 1581.Prostaglandins Leukot Med. 1983 Sep; 12(1):49-52.PL
Human umbilical veins have been shown to produce small amounts of TXA2 in addition to PGI2. We measured relative TXA2 and PGI2 production by umbilical veins in the presence of selective TXA2 synthetase inhibitor OKY 1581. OKY 1581 treatment resulted in inhibition of TXA2 but a marked increase in PGI2 release, which may relate to diversion of cyclic endoperoxides to PGI2 pathway or to removal of a feedback control at the level of AA mobilization.