LTA4 is converted to EXA4 by ALOX15

Stable Identifier
Reaction [transition]
Homo sapiens
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Analogous to arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase (ALOX5) biosynthesis of leukotriene A4 (LTA4), arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase (ALOX15) can form an epoxide across C-14 and C-15 to form 14,15-LTA4 aka eoxin A4 (EXA4) (Feltenmark et al. 2008, Claesson et al. 2008).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
18184802 Eoxins are proinflammatory arachidonic acid metabolites produced via the 15-lipoxygenase-1 pathway in human eosinophils and mast cells

Griffiths, W, Brunnström, A, Edenius, C, Backman, L, Björkholm, M, Gautam, N, Lindbom, L, Claesson, HE, Feltenmark, S

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008
18647347 Hodgkin Reed-Sternberg cells express 15-lipoxygenase-1 and are putative producers of eoxins in vivo: novel insight into the inflammatory features of classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Brunnström, A, Björkholm, M, Johnson, HA, Griffiths, WJ, Sjöberg, J, Porwit, A, Claesson, HE, Schain, F, Feltenmark, S, Andersson, E

FEBS J 2008
Catalyst Activity

eoxin A4 synthase activity of ALOX15:Fe2+ [cytosol]

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