Leukotriene

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Leukotrienes are a family of eicosanoids produced by the oxidation of arachidonic acid by the enzyme arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase. Leukotriene production is usually accompanied by the production of histamine and prostaglandins.

Leukotrienes are important in asthma.

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

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