Lipoxygenases in Inflammation

  • Dieter Steinhilber

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dieter Steinhilber
    Pages 1-6
  3. Oliver Werz, Olof Rådmark
    Pages 7-29
  4. Agnes Rinaldo-Matthis, Jesper Z. Haeggström
    Pages 31-46
  5. Hartmut Kühn, Felix Karst, Dagmar Heydeck
    Pages 47-82
  6. Michael Holinstat, Katrin Niisuke, Benjamin E. Tourdot
    Pages 83-99
  7. Andrés Laguna-Fernández, Marcelo H. Petri, Silke Thul, Magnus Bäck
    Pages 101-130
  8. J. Roos, B. Kühn, J. Fettel, I. V. Maucher, M. Ruthardt, A. Kahnt et al.
    Pages 131-157
  9. Peter Krieg, Gerhard Fürstenberger
    Pages 159-183
  10. William S. Powell, Joshua Rokach
    Pages 185-210
  11. Antonio Recchiuti, Eleonora Cianci, Felice Simiele, Mario Romano
    Pages 211-239
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 241-245

About this book


Oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids by lipoxygenases leads to a variety of fatty acid metabolites which play important roles in physiology but also in pathophysiology. Data accumulated during the last decade point to the fact that lipoxygenase metabolites are involved in host defence reactions, cardiovascular system and contribute to the development of inflammatory and allergic diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer. This PIR volume summarizes the physiological and pathophysiological functions of lipoxygenases.


allergic and cardiovascular diseases fatty acid metabolites inflammation leukotrienes lipoxygenases pathophysiological functions of lipoxygenases

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Steinhilber
    • 1
  1. 1.Goethe University FrankfurtInstitute of Pharmaceutical ChemistryFrankfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27764-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27766-0
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