Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2021 02 7;320(2):F212-F223. Epub 2020 Dec 7.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Prostaglandin E (PGE) instilled into the bladder generates symptoms of urinary urgency in healthy women and reduces bladder capacity and urethral pressure in both humans and female rats. Systemic capsaicin desensitization, which causes degeneration of C-fibers, prevented PGE-mediated reductions in bladder capacity, suggesting that PGE acts as an irritant (Maggi CA, Giuliani S, Conte B, Furio M, Santicioli P, Meli P, Gragnani L, Meli A. 145: 105-112, 1988). Read More