Table 2

Comparison of prostaglandin receptors’ mRNA and protein levels in different ureteral locations
PTGER1 PTGER2 PTGER3 PTGER4 PTGFR
PCR IHC PCR IHC PCR IHC PCR IHC PCR IHC
A-distal 1.00 +++ 1.00 ++ 1.00 - 1.00 + 1.00 +++
A-middle 1.44 ++ 0.31 + 0.37 +++ 1.27 - 0.34 ++
A-proximal 3.15 +++ 0.62 + 0.42 - 1.09 + 0.64 ++
A-renal pelvis 2.73 ++ 0.55 - 0.36 1.63 0.55
B-distal 0.61 ++ 0.14 ++ 0.69 ++ 0.67 - 0.31 +
B-middle 0.41 ++ 0.22 ++ 0.95 ++ 0.87 - 0.31 ++
B-proximal 0.21 ++ 0.20 + 1.04 ++ 0.83 - 0.30 +++
B-renal pelvis 1.09 ++ 0.30 + 0.76 + 1.00 0.33
C-distal 1.28 +++ 0.46 ++ 0.73 ++ 0.81 - 0.59 +++
C-proximal 1.11 ++ 0.36 ++ 1.23 ++ 0.84 - 0.64 ++
C-renal pelvis 3.51 + 0.29 + 2.14 + 1.80 0.49

Note: Sample A: pyelonephritis, non-obstructed; Sample B: hydronephrotic kidney, non-obstructed; Sample C: renal cella carcinoma, non-obstructed

Abbreviations: - = −; + = +; ++ = ++; +++ = +++; = tissue not available.

Oll et al.

Oll et al. BMC Urology 2012 12:35   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-12-35

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