Lipocortin | definition of lipocortin by Medical dictionary
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Corticosteroid-induced inhibitor of phospholipase A2. It inhibits formation of arachidonic acid and is considered a mediator of the antiinflammatory action of corticosteroids.
annexin A generic term for a large (160 +) family of calcium- and phospholipid-binding proteins and phospholipase A2- and blood coagulation inhibitors, which interact with acidic membrane phospholipids in cell membranes.