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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1987 Dec 14;922(3):372-8.

Isolation and identification of lipoxygenase products from the rat central nervous system.

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Department of Physiological Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.


Leukotrienes B4, C4, D4 and E4, together with five monohydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids, were isolated after incubation of chopped rat brain tissue with ionophore A23187. The monohydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids were 5-hydroxy-6,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid, 9-hydroxy-5,7,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid, 11-hydroxy-5,8,12,14-eicosatetraenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-5,8,10,14-eicosatetraenoic acid and 15-hydroxy-5,8,11,13-eicosatetraenoic acid. Identification of the compounds was performed using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, ultraviolet spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Formation of the compounds was inhibited by micromolar concentrations of nordihydroguaiaretic acid. Indomethacin specifically inhibited the formation of 11-hydroxy-5,8,12,14-eicosatetraenoic acid, suggesting that this compound was produced as a by-product during cyclooxygenase-catalyzed prostaglandin synthesis.

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