Section 40
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5-Lipoxygenase is not essential in macrophage-mediated oxidation of low-density lipoprotein

Jessup, W.; Darley-Usmar, V.; O'Leary, V.; Bedwell, S.

Biochemical Journal 278: 163-169


ISSN/ISBN: 0264-6021
PMID: 1883327
DOI: 10.1042/bj2780163
Accession: 039021674

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The concentration-dependent effects of a series of lipoxygenase inhibitors and antioxidants on the macrophage-mediated oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) were measured. Their influence on macrophage 5-lipoxygenase pathway activity was also studied over the same concentration range. No correlation between inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase and of macrophage-mediated oxidation of LDL was observed. The capacity of the compounds to prevent cell-mediated modification of LDL could be explained in terms of their activity as either aqueous- or lipid-peroxyl radical scavengers. Two potent 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors (MK 886 and Revlon 5901), which had no radical-scavenging properties, were unable to block LDL modification. It is concluded that 5-lipoxygenase is not essential for LDL oxidation by macrophages.

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