Mouse peritoneal macrophages contain abundant omega-6 lipoxygenase activity that is independent of interleukin-4.


The action of an omega-6 lipoxygenase (LO) has been implicated in the development of atherosclerosis through a mechanism involving oxidation of LDL, and its regulation in macrophages may have important implications for the disease process. Human monocyte-derived macrophages (HMDMs) showed no demonstrable LO protein or activity unless they were incubated… (More)


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