Leukotriene A-4 hydrolase

UniProtKB accession:  P09960
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UniProtKB description:  Bifunctional zinc metalloenzyme that comprises both epoxide hydrolase (EH) and aminopeptidase activities. Acts as an epoxide hydrolase to catalyze the conversion of LTA4 to the pro-inflammatory mediator leukotriene B4 (LTB4) (PubMed:11917124, PubMed:12207002, PubMed:15078870, PubMed:18804029, PubMed:1897988, PubMed:1975494, PubMed:2244921). Has also aminopeptidase activity, with high affinity for N-terminal arginines of various synthetic tripeptides (PubMed:18804029, PubMed:20813919). In addition to its pro-inflammatory EH activity, may also counteract inflammation by its aminopeptidase activity, which inactivates by cleavage another neutrophil attractant, the tripeptide Pro-Gly-Pro (PGP), a bioactive fragment of collagen generated by the action of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) and prolylendopeptidase (PREPL) (PubMed:20813919, PubMed:24591641). Involved also in the biosynthesis of resolvin E1 and 18S-resolvin E1 from eicosapentaenoic acid, two lipid mediators that show potent anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving actions (PubMed:21206090).
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