Eicosanoids and Other Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and Radiation Injury

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference September 17–21, 1991 Berlin, FRG

  • Santosh Nigam
  • Kenneth V. Honn
  • Lawrence J. Marnett
  • Thomas L. WaldenJr.

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Enzymes Of Eicosanoid Biosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Yamamoto, T. Yoshimoto, N. Ueda, Y. Takahashi, S. Matsuda, H. Suzuki et al.
      Pages 7-10
    3. V. Ullrich, G. Hecker, F. Meisch, M. Schatz-Munding
      Pages 17-21
    4. G. FüRstenberger, T. Jacobi, B. Schurich, M. LöSchke, W. D. Lehmann, M. Stephan et al.
      Pages 23-26
    5. P.-J Jakobsson, B. Odlander, D. Steinhilber, A. Rosen, H.-E Claesson, B. Samuelsson
      Pages 31-34
    6. J. Z. HaeggstrÖM, A. Wetterholm, B. Samuelsson
      Pages 39-42
    7. J. F. Medina, A. Wetterholm, O. RåDmark, R. Shapiro, J. Z. HaeggströM, B. L. Vallee et al.
      Pages 43-46
    8. G. Lassmann, R. Odenwaller, J. F. Curtis, J. A. Degray, R. P. Mason, L. J. Marnett et al.
      Pages 51-53
    9. M. S. Van Dyk, J. L. F. Kock, A. Botha, D. J. Coetzee, P. J. Botes, O. P. H. Augustyn et al.
      Pages 67-70
    10. R. Brigelius-Flohé, R. Schuckelt, W. StraβBurgher, F. Ursini, B. Wolf, I. L. Flohé
      Pages 75-78

About this book


In recent decades eicosanoids have been attracting an increasing amount of attention as a result of their important physiological roles in many areas of biology and medicine. The eicosanoids comprise the prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes and are products of arachidonic acid, an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid stored in tissue phospholipids. Disturbances of eicosanoids and their metabolic products play a regulatory role in many types of cell injuries and diseases. One of the most exciting areas of eicosanoid research pinpoints their participation in the control of cell proliferation and differentiation. Eicosanoids form a link between different fields of research into such areas as cancer, inflammation and radiation-induced injury. This link provided the impetus for the development of the conference series of which the present volume represents the proceedings of the Second International Conference, held in Berlin in October 1991.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Santosh Nigam
    • 1
  • Kenneth V. Honn
    • 2
  • Lawrence J. Marnett
    • 3
  • Thomas L. WaldenJr.
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Gynecological EndocrinologyKlinikum Steglitz, Free University BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation BiochemistryArmed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3520-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6562-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3520-1
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