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Keyword - Leukotriene biosynthesis (KW-0434)

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of leukotrienes, eicosanoid hormones first isolated from leukocytes. They are thought to mediate the allergic response that causes lung constriction and muscle contraction in asthma.

Synonyms

  • Leukotriene anabolism
  • Leukotriene biosynthetic process
  • Leukotriene formation
  • Leukotriene synthesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

leukotriene biosynthetic process [ GO:0019370 ]

Graphical

Leukotriene biosynthesisBiological process