Eicosanoids and inflammatory bowel disease.

  title={Eicosanoids and inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Vincent W. Yang},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={25 2},
IBD is a disease of unknown cause that involves an amplification of the inflammatory response in the intestinal mucosa. Although not the only offending agents leading to the disease, eicosanoids, the collective group of AA metabolites, may a significant role in the pathogenesis of IBD. This article reviewed the biochemical pathways of eicosanoid formation and the clinical relevance of eicosanoids to IBD. Potential strategies designed to interfere with various aspects of AA metabolism were also… CONTINUE READING