Leukotriene

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Leukotrienes are a family of eicosanoids produced by the oxidation of arachidonic acid by the enzyme arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase (ALOX5).

Leukotriene production is usually accompanied by the production of histamine and prostaglandins. Leukotrienes are important in asthma.

Leukotriene inhibitors[edit | edit source]

Leukotriene inhibitors are a potential treatment for mast cell diseases including mast cell activation syndrome.

Leukotriene inhibitors include Montelukast (Singulair), Zafirlukast (Accolate) and Zileuton (Zyflo/Zyflo CR).[1]

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  1. "Medications to Treat Mast Cell Diseases". The Mast Cell Disease Society. Retrieved Feb 16, 2021. 

enzyme - a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.

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