ALOX5

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ALOX5

A gene on chromosome 10q11.2 that encodes a member of the lipoxygenase (LOX) family of non-heme iron dioxygenases, which are involved in the production and metabolism of fatty acid hydroperoxidases.

Molecular pathology
Mutations in the ALOX5 promoter region lead to a reduced response to antileukotriene drugs used for asthma, and may also be linked to atherosclerosis and several cancers.