Inflammation and hypersensitivity.


The leukotrienes are a family of potent mediators of hypersensitivity and inflammation. The application of sensitive and specific radioimmunoassays for leukotrienes has revealed the generation of significant quantities of several leukotrienes by leukocytes exposed to natural stimuli in the absence of exogenous arachidonic acid. The C6 peptide leukotrienes… (More)


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