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Leukotrienes

"Leukotrienes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A family of biologically active compounds derived from arachidonic acid by oxidative metabolism through the 5-lipoxygenase pathway. They participate in host defense reactions and pathophysiological conditions such as immediate hypersensitivity and inflammation. They have potent actions on many essential organs and systems, including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous system as well as the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leukotrienes" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Leukotrienes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 142 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2002
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.