lipooxygenase

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lipooxygenase

, lipoxygenase (lip-ooks'ĭ-jen-ās, lip-oks'ĭ-jen-ās),
Any of a family of enzymes that convert unsaturated fatty acids to peroxides; important in the synthesis of leukotrienes from arachidonic acid.
[lipo- + oxygen + -ase]

lip·o·ox·y·gen·ase

, lipoxygenase (lipō-oksi-jĕ-nās, li-poks)
An enzyme that converts unsaturated fatty acids to peroxides acid.
[lipo- + oxygen + -ase]
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They are organized into sections devoted to the structural properties, characteristics, and interactions of carotenoids; analytical methodologies for the measurement of carotenoids; application of spectroscopic methodologies to carotenoid systems; chemical breakdown of carotenoids in vitro and in vivo; antioxidant and photoprotection functions and reactions involving singlet oxygen and reactive oxygen species; cell culture methods applied to understanding carotenoid recognition and action; the chemistry and biochemistry of carotene oxidases, cell regulation, and cancer; and carotenoids and carotenoid biochemistry in animal systems.