Eicosanoids and the small intestine

Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2000 May;61(3-4):125-43. doi: 10.1016/s0090-6980(00)00068-x.


Prostaglandins play an important role in modulation of various physiologic processes in the small intestine. In this review, the involvement of prostaglandins in various small-intestinal functions including small-intestinal secretion, mucosal protection, epithelial and endothelial barrier function, and motility are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Eicosanoids / metabolism
  • Eicosanoids / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small / metabolism
  • Intestine, Small / physiology*
  • Intestine, Small / physiopathology


  • Eicosanoids