The complex role of prostaglandin E2-EP receptor signaling in wound healing

Kristy E. Gilman, Kirsten H. Limesand

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Prostaglandins are critical lipid mediators involved in the wound healing response, with prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) being the most complex and exhibiting the most diverse physiological outputs. PGE2 signals via four G protein-coupled receptors, termed EP-receptors 1-4 that induce distinct signaling pathways upon activation and lead to an array of different outputs. Recent studies examining the role of PGE2 and EP receptor signaling in wound healing following various forms of tissue damage are discussed in this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R287-R296
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Cell signaling
  • Prostaglandins
  • Repair
  • Tissue damage
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)


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