Catalytic Properties and Reaction Mechanism of 5-Lipoxygenase

  • D. Riendeau
  • D. Denis
  • J.-P. Falgueyret
  • M. D. Percival
  • M. J. Gresser
Part of the GWUMC Department of Biochemistry Annual Spring Symposia book series (GWUN)


The 5-lipoxygenase from leukocytes catalyzes the oxidation of arachidonic acid to 5hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid (5-HPETE) and leukotriene A4 (LTA4) as the first two steps of the leukotriene biosynthesis pathway. The reaction catalyzed by 5-lipoxygenase is similar to that of other mammalian and plant lipoxygenases, showing activation by the hydroperoxide product, kinetic lag phases and turnover-dependent inactivation, but with additional requirements for ATP, Ca2+1 and for a leukocyte protein (FLAP) presumably involved in the translocation of the enzyme to the membrane during cellular leukotriene production2.


Lipid Hydroperoxide Soybean Lipoxygenase Acetohydroxamic Acid Hydroperoxide Product Propyl Methyl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Riendeau
    • 1
  • D. Denis
    • 1
  • J.-P. Falgueyret
    • 1
  • M. D. Percival
    • 1
  • M. J. Gresser
    • 1
  1. 1.Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic ResearchPointe Claire — DorvalCanada

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