[Leukotrienes: potential therapeutic targets in cardiovascular diseases].

  • Magnus Bäck
  • Published 2006 in Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine


Leukotrienes are potent inflammatory mediators synthesized locally within the cardiovascular system through the 5-lipoxygenase pathway of arachidonic acid metabolism. The leukotrienes, consisting of dihydroxy leukotriene LTB4 and the cysteinyl leukotrienes LTC4, LTD4 and LTE4, act by targeting cell surface receptors expressed on inflammatory cells and on… (More)


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@article{Bck2006LeukotrienesPT, title={[Leukotrienes: potential therapeutic targets in cardiovascular diseases].}, author={Magnus B{\"a}ck}, journal={Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine}, year={2006}, volume={190 7}, pages={1511-8; discussion 1518-21} }