Comparison of arachidonic acid metabolism in nasal polyps and eosinophils.


Nasal polyp tissue is characterized by its frequent infiltration by large numbers of eosinophils. We have studied the metabolism of 14C-labeled arachidonic acid by both nasal polyp tissue and by eosinophils. The major metabolite produced by both is 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (HETE) with lesser amounts of 12-HETE. No cyclooxygenase pathway products were… (More)