Oxidation of 20-hydroxyleukotriene B4 to 20-carboxyleukotriene B4 by human neutrophil microsomes. Role of aldehyde dehydrogenase and leukotriene B4 omega-hydroxylase (cytochrome P-450LTB omega) in leukotriene B4 omega-oxidation.

@article{Sumimoto1990OxidationO2,
  title={Oxidation of 20-hydroxyleukotriene B4 to 20-carboxyleukotriene B4 by human neutrophil microsomes. Role of aldehyde dehydrogenase and leukotriene B4 omega-hydroxylase (cytochrome P-450LTB omega) in leukotriene B4 omega-oxidation.},
  author={Hideki Sumimoto and Shigeki Minakami},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={265 8},
  pages={
          4348-53
        }
}
Leukotriene B4 (LTB4), a potent chemoattractant for leukocytes, is catabolized by human neutrophils via omega-oxidation. Neutrophil microsomes are known to oxidize 20-hydroxy-LTB4 (20-OH-LTB4) to its 20-oxo and 20-carboxy derivatives in the presence of NADPH. This activity has been ascribed to LTB4 omega-hydroxylase (cytochrome P-450LTB omega), a conclusion supported by our finding of the reversal of carbon monoxide inhibition by 450 nm light and by competitive inhibition studies. The oxidation… CONTINUE READING