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Lipoxygenase: An Emerging Target for Stroke Therapy

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 2 ]


Klaus van Leyen   Pages 191 - 199 ( 9 )


Neuroprotection as approach to stroke therapy has recently seen a revival of sorts, fueled in part by the continuing necessity to improve acute stroke care, and in part by the identification of novel drug targets. 12/15- Lipoxygenase (12/15-LOX), one of the key enzymes of the arachidonic acid cascade, contributes to both neuronal cell death and vascular injury. Inhibition of 12/15-LOX may thus provide multifactorial protection against ischemic injury. Targeting 12/15-LOX and related eicosanoid pathways is the subject of this brief review.


Ischemic stroke, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, eicosanoid, lipoxygenase, arachidonic acid cascade.


Neuroprotection Research Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 13th St., R. 2401, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA.

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