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The Leukotrienes

chemistry and biology

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Published by Academic Press in Orlando, Fla .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leukotrienes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Lawrence W. Chakrin, Denis M. Bailey.
    ContributionsChakrin, Lawrence W., Bailey, Denis M.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP801.L47 L47 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 308 p. :
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2844388M
    ISBN 100121667502
    LC Control Number84006407

    The leukotrienes are formed by transformation of arachidonic acid into an unstable epoxide intermediate, leukotriene A4, which can be converted enzymatically by hydration to leukotriene Author: Magnus Bäck.   eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader. (An eBook reader can be a software application for use on a computer such as Microsoft's free Reader application, or a book-sized computer that is used solely as a reading device such as Nuvomedia's Rocket eBook.

    leukotrienes Powerful chemical agents released by MAST CELLS, basophil cells and MACROPHAGES and involved in many allergic and other immunological reactions. Leukotrienes are derived from ARACHIDONIC ACID and cause CHEMOTAXIS and increase the leakiness of small blood vessels. In asthma they cause the narrowing of the air passages and the secretion of mucus. Leukotriene inhibitors are effective in the treatment of asthma but are less effective *—Estimated cost to the pharmacist based on average wholesale prices in Red Book. Leukotriene.

      Of these, leukotriene B 4 (a potent chemoattractant for leukocytes) and the sulfidopeptide leukotrienes C 4, D 4, and E 4 (which increase vascular permeability and constrict smooth muscle) exert their biological actions through specific ligand-receptor interactions. Selective leukotriene inhibitors and receptor antagonists are currently under Cited by: An antileukotriene, also known as leukotriene modifier and leukotriene receptor antagonist, is a medication which functions as a leukotriene-related enzyme inhibitor (arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase) or leukotriene receptor antagonist (cysteinyl leukotriene receptors) and consequently opposes the function of these inflammatory mediators; leukotrienes are produced by the immune system and serve to Biological target: • Enzymes: 5-LOX; FLAP, .


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The Leukotrienes, Chemistry and Biology discusses the significant scientific progress of leukotrienes, from the discovery of slow-reacting substance to the chemical identification of a mixture of Edition: 1.

After briefly discussing the continuing perspectives on the leukotriene The Leukotrienes book, the book describes the structure, synthesis, formation, and biological actions of leukotrienes.

This is followed by a discussion on arachidonic metabolism for the development of therapeutic agents specifically designed to either inhibit the synthesis or antagonize.

The Leukotrienes: Chemistry and Biology Paperback – Novem by Lawrence W. Chakrin (Editor) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — Format: Paperback.

Leukotrienes (LTs) are a group of inflammatory mediators that belong to the eicosanoid family. Their synthesis, primarily by leukocytes, is spurred by a variety of immunologic and nonimmunologic stimuli including antigens, immune complexes, complement, cytokines, osmotic challenges, and.

Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and the Immune Response: Medicine & Health Science Books @ ed by: About this book. Introduction. In the two decades since the elusive "slow reacting substance of anaphylaxis" (SRS-A) was identified as a The Leukotrienes book of the action of the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme on arachidonic acid, it has been well established that the leukotrienes are key mediators of both alIergy and inflammation.

Their release by alIergen or other. Summary. The leukotrienes (LT), originally discovered in leukocytes, are formed from polyunsaturated fatty acids as arachidonic acid. The unstable intermediate LTA 4 (5(S)-oxido-trans-7,9-trans,11,cis-eicosatetraenoic acid), is converted enzymatically by hydrolysis Tinto LTB 4 (5(S),12(R)-dihydroxy-6,8,10,eicosatetraenoic acid), and by addition of glutathione into LTC 4 (5(S)-hydroxy,6(R Cited by: Montelukast and zafirlukast are cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonists.

Leukotrienes are eicosanoid inflammatory mediators derived from arachidonic acid. Montelukast's indications are the prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma, the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm, and the relief of symptoms of allergic : Jaehwa Choi, Chaudhary Ehtsham Azmat.

The leukotrienes are potent inflammatory mediators which may have a role in inflammatory diseases such as allergic rhinitis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma. The clinically important leukotrienes are LTB 4 and the cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs).

To make leukotrienes, cells need 5-lipoxygenase and a protein co-factor, 5-lipoxygenase Cited by: 1. Leukotrienes, are the first biologic substances to have confirmed importance in the clinical course and physiologic changes of asthma.

Leukotrienes, both the cysteinyl leukotrienes (cysLTs)— LTC 4, LTD 4, and LTE 4 —as well as leukotriene B 4 (LTB 4), have long been implicated in the pathogenesis of asthma. The cysLTs are potent bronchoconstrictors, with additional effects on blood vessels.

Leukotrienes are one of the substances the body creates to regulate inflammatory response. The chemical is not always found in the body but is released as a response to certain stimuli. Unfortunately, this is one of the substances released when a person is exposed to allergens.

Leukotriene modifiers include two types of agents: Leukotriene-receptor antagonists, such as montelukast and zafirlukast, prevent leukotrienes from binding to their receptors Leukotriene synthesis inhibitors, such as zileuton, block the enzyme, 5-lipoxygenase, which is necessary for the formation of leukotrienes.

Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leukotrienes. Orlando, Fla.: Academic Press, (OCoLC) Document Type. Papers presented at the Conference on the Biology of the Leukotrienes, held in Philadelphia, Pa., June 28 to July 1,for the New York Academy of Sciences.

Description: xxv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: pt. Synthesis and metabolism of leukotrienes --pt. Cardiovascular pharmacology of the leukotrienes --pt. The book provides an extensive resource for researchers; there are excellent reviews of leukotriene receptors and the enzymes involved in leukotriene synthesis and metabolism.

However, the CysLT 1 receptor was cloned after the chapters were submitted and it is clear that this discovery will have important implications for the study of anti Author: Peter J Barnes. Acute asthma attacks are often triggered by allergens or exercise.

Inflammatory molecules called leukotrienes are one of several substances which are released by mast cells during an asthma attack, and it is leukotrienes which are primarily responsible for the bronchoconstriction.

In chronic, more severe cases of asthma, general bronchial hyperreactivity (or smooth muscle twitchiness) is Cited by: 8. Leukotrienes are potent pro-inflammatory mediators that appear to contribute to pathophysiologic features of asthma. For example, cysteinyl leukotrienes contract airway smooth muscle, increase microvascular permeability, stimulate mucus secretion, decrease mucociliary clearance, and appear capable of recruiting eosinophils into the by: This review of leukotrienes, which are lipid mediators with a broad array of clinical effects, and leukotriene receptors considers the biochemical and physiological aspects of these molecules, exam.

Genetic polymorphisms of 5-LO.- Leukotrienes and aspirin-intolerant asthma.- Leukotrienes in nocturnal asthma.- Leukotrienes and allergic asthma.- Inhibitors of leukotrienes: An overview.- The development of zafirlukast (Accolate®) and the Zeneca series of peptidyl-leukotriene Price: $ The cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) LTC4, LTD4 and LTE4 act via G protein-coupled receptors CysLT1R and CysLT2R at the cell surface and induce different.

The leukotrienes are autocoids. Instead of circulating through the body like hormones, leukotrienes act locally, mediating intra- or intercellular functions in the tissues where they are formed. The five biologically active leukotrienes are: leukotriene (LT) A4, C4, D4, E4, and B4.

The 5-lipoxygenase pathway ends with the production of LTA4.Many new antileukotriene drugs are now marketed as antiasthma drugs and represent the first new drugs in this field since the s.

This book covers the steps that have led to the discovery and development of these new drugs and offers detailed descriptions of their clinical applications.

The.Other articles where Leukotriene is discussed: carboxylic acid: Unsaturated aliphatic acids: substances, the prostaglandins and the leukotrienes, both of which are also unsaturated carboxylic acids.

Examples are PGE2 (a prostaglandin) and LTB4 (a leukotriene). The symbol PG represents prostaglandin, E indicates the presence of a keto group on the five-membered ring, and the subscript 2.