Alteration of human leukotriene A4 hydrolase activity after site-directed mutagenesis: serine-415 is a regulatory residue.


Leukotriene A4 hydrolase (LTA-H) is a bifunctional protein that has aminopeptidase activity, but also contains an epoxide hydrolase activity that converts leukotriene (LT)A4 to LTB4. The lipid metabolic activity of this enzyme plays a central role in the control of polymorphonuclear leukocyte function and in the development of inflammation. LTA-H is widely… (More)