arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase

<enzyme> An enzyme that catalyses the oxidation of arachidonic acid to yield 5-hydroperoxyarachidonate (5-hpete) which is rapidly converted by a peroxidase to 5-hydroxy-6,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoate (5-hete). The 5-hydroperoxides are preferentially formed in leukocytes. ... Chemical name: Arachidonate:oxygen 5-oxidoreductase ... Registry number...
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