Cloning of the cDNA for human 5-lipoxygenase.

The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) catalyzes the first two reactions in the pathway leading to the formation of leukotrienes from arachidonic acid. Leukotrienes are potent arachidonic acid metabolites possessing biological activities that suggest a role in the pathophysiology of allergic and inflammatory diseases. To obtain structural information about 5-LO… (More)