Eoxins are a family of eicosanoids produced in eosinophils and mast cells through the oxidation of arachidonic acid by the arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase-1 enzyme.
Eoxins are important in asthma and certain types of cancer including Hodgkin's lymphoma, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.
It is not yet known what role eoxins have in human physiology. Their production is stimulated by prostaglandin D2, leukotriene C4, and interleukin 5.
enzyme - a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.
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