Likewise, a novel isoform of ERβ, termed ERβ2, containing an in-frame insertion of an exon of 54 nucleotides, resulting in an insertion of 18 amino acids in the LBD, was recently identified first by screening rat prostate cDNA library, and is also expressed in human cell lines. 43 ERβ2 binds E 2 with lower affinity (Kd = 8 nM) than ERβ1 (Kd = 1 nM). At least 10 splice variants of ERβ have been identified. 44 , 45 , 46 , 47 , 48 , 49 , 50 , 51 , 52 , 53 , 54 , 55
SEE ALSO Adrenal Gland ; Amino Acid ; Blood Sugar Regulation ; Endocrine System ; Female Reproductive System ; Homeostasis ; Hypothalamus ; Male Reproductive System ; Nucleotides ; Pancreas ; Pituitary Gland ; Thyroid Gland ; Transcription
Terminal prostaglandin synthases have been identified that are responsible for the formation of other prostaglandins. For example, hematopoietic and lipocalin prostaglandin D synthases (hPGDS and lPGDS) are responsible for the formation of PGD 2 from PGH 2 . Similarly, prostacyclin (PGI 2 ) synthase (PGIS) converts PGH 2 into PGI 2 . A thromboxane synthase ( TxAS ) has also been identified. Prostaglandin-F synthase (PGFS) catalyzes the formation of 9α,11β-PGF 2α,β from PGD 2 and PGF 2α from PGH 2 in the presence of NADPH. This enzyme has recently been crystallized in complex with PGD 2  and bimatoprost  (a synthetic analogue of PGF 2α ).