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Enzyme Overlap Generates New Signals

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Two newly discovered lipid signaling molecules may have roles at sites of inflammation, Claus Schneider, Ph.D., and colleagues report in the April 26 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The enzymes COX-2 and 5-LOX initiate the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, respectively – lipid compounds that have inflammatory and immune system-regulatory effects in both […]