Oxoeicosanoid

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The oxoeicosanoids are nonclassic eicosanoids, derived from arachidonic acid (AA). For example, Lipoxygenase produces 5-HETE from AA; a dehydrogenase then produces 5-oxo-eicosatetraenoic acid, an oxoeicosanoid, from 5-HETE.

They are similar to the leukotrienes in their actions, but they act via a different receptor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell WS, Chung D, Gravel S (1995). "5-Oxo-6,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid is a potent stimulator of human eosinophil migration". J. Immunol. 154 (8): 4123–32. PMID 7706749.