involved in inflammatory reactions like asthma, derived from arachidonic acid, but do not contain the cyclized group such as found in PGs. Its major enzyme is lipoxygenases. Therapy is enzyme inhibition of corticosteroids`
Should people with asthma take NSAIDs especially aspirin?
No because the prostic gland pathway are competing for the PGs and if aspirin is taken, the substrate moves into the LT pathway, closing the bronchi tube.
what are Bile acids?
are polar derivatives of cholesterol that act as detergents in the intestine, emulsifying dietry fats to make them more readily accessible to digestive lipases
basic structure of a sterol
One sterol derivative and its structure?
Isoprene 5 carbon building block. CH2=CCH3-CH=CH2
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