Leukotriene B4 release and polymorphonuclear cell infiltration in spinal cord injury.


Activation of arachidonic acid occurs after spinal cord injury. Leukotriene B4 is a lipoxygenase metabolite of arachidonic acid. In a rat model of experimental spinal cord injury, we found that the leukotriene B4 content was less than the sensitivity of our assay (8 pg/mg of protein) in non-traumatized spinal cord. Leukotriene B4 was detectable in… (More)