Delta-6-desaturase activity and arachidonic acid synthesis are increased in human breast cancer tissue.

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Omega-6 (n-6) arachidonic acid (AA) and its pro-inflammatory metabolites, including prostaglandin E2 (PGE(2)), are known to promote tumorigenesis. Delta-6 desaturase (D6D) is the rate-limiting enzyme for converting n-6 linoleic acid (LA) to AA. Our objective was to determine if AA synthesis, specifically D6D activity, and PGE(2) levels are increased in… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/cas.12129

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