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Mol Cancer. 2003 Jan 7;2:10.

Lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase metabolism: new insights in treatment and chemoprevention of pancreatic cancer.

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Department of Surgery and Robert H, Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Tarry 4-711, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. xzding@northwestern.edu

Abstract

The essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and arachidonic acid play an important role in pancreatic cancer development and progression. These fatty acids are metabolized to eicosanoids by cyclooxygenases and lipoxygenases. Abnormal expression and activities of both cyclooxygenases and lipoxygenases have been reported in pancreatic cancer. In this article, we aim to provide a brief summary of (1) our understanding of the roles of these enzymes in pancreatic cancer tumorigenesis and progression; and (2) the potential of using cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase inhibitors for pancreatic cancer treatment and prevention.

PMID:
12575899
PMCID:
PMC149414
DOI:
10.1186/1476-4598-2-10
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