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Arachidonic acid epoxygenase and 12(S)-lipoxygenase: evidence of their concerted involvement in ductus arteriosus constriction to oxygen.
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PMID:  21619415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Oxygen promotes closure of the ductus arteriosus at birth. We have previously presented a scheme for oxygen action with a cytochrome P450 (CYP450) hemoprotein and endothelin-1 (ET-1) being, respectively, sensor and effector, and a hypothetical monooxygenase product serving as a coupling link. We have also found in the vessel arachidonic acid (AA) 12(S)-lipoxygenase (12-lipoxygenase) undergoing upregulation at birth. Here, we examined the feasibility of a sensor-to-effector messenger originating from AA monooxygenase and 12-lipoxygenase pathways. The epoxygenase inhibitor, N-methylsulfonyl-6-(2-)hexanamide, suppressed the tonic contraction of ductus to oxygen. A similar effect was obtained with 12-lipoxygenase inhibitors baicalein and PD 146176. By contrast, none of the inhibitors modified the endothelin-1 contraction. Furthermore, an AA ω-hydroxylation product, 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE), reportedly responsible for oxygen contraction in the systemic microvasculature, had no such effect on the ductus. We conclude that AA epoxygenase and 12-lipoxygenase jointly produce a hitherto uncharacterized compound acting as oxygen messenger in the ductus.
Barbara Baragatti; Flavio Coceani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1205-7541     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372712     Medline TA:  Can J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna e Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 56100 Pisa, Italy.
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