lipoxygenase

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lipoxygenase

 [lĭ-poks´ĭ-jĕ-nās]
an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids to form a peroxide of the acid.

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]

lipoxygenase

/li·poxy·ge·nase/ (lĭ-pok´sĭ-jĕ-nās) an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids to form a peroxide of the acid.

li·pox·y·ge·nase

(li-poks'ē-jĕ-nās)
An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids with O2 to yield hydroperoxides of the fatty acids.
Synonym(s): lipoxidase.

lipoxygenase

An enzyme that catalyzes the production of leukotrienes from arachidonic acid.

lipoxygenase (lipˈ·äkˑ·s·j·nās),

n catalytic enzyme that facilitates the synthesis of leukotrienes by converting arachidonic acid to hydroxyeicosenoic acid via an oxidative process.
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Lipoxygenase.

li·pox·y·ge·nase

(li-poks'ē-jĕ-nās)
An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids with O2 to yield hydroperoxides of the fatty acids.
Synonym(s): lipoxidase.

lipoxygenase

(lipok´səjənās´),
n an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids with O2 to form peroxides of the fatty acids.

lipoxygenase

an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids to form a peroxide of the acid.
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In plants, lipoxygenases are involved in the biosynthesis of jasmonic acid and aldehyde that are responsible for defense mechanism signaling (Quaglia, Fabrizi, Zazzerini, & Zadra, 2012; Senthilraja, Anand, Kennedy, Raguchander, & Samiyappan, 2013).
However, soybean contains lipoxygenases, related to lipid peroxidation, which causes the beany flavor and thus restricts the consumption of legumes.
Among lipoxygenases, 12/15-LOX seems to play a particular role in the brain and it is also called a "neuronal isoform" [2].
Drugs that target lipoxygenases and leukotrienes as emerging therapies for asthma and cancer.
Lipoxins: bioactive lipoxygenases interaction products.
The inhibition of various enzymes of the arachidonic acid cascade, among these the lipoxygenases and the cyclooxygenases, might be a possible target.
Kanto-101 is a Japanese line that lacks seed lipoxygenases 2 and 3, and was used as a donor of the [lx.
Lipoxygenases are dioxygenases found ubiquitously in higher plants and animals.
This laboratory is studying the expression of prostaglandin H synthases and lipoxygenases in the development of colon, breast, and other cancers.
GLA is further metabolized to dihomogamma linlenic acid (DGLA) which undergoes oxidative metabolism by cyclooxygenases and lipoxygenases to produce anti-inflammatory eicosanoids (prostaglandins of series 1 and leukotrienes of series 3).