Increase in 12-lipoxygenase activity in platelets of spontaneously hypertensive rats

Wen Chang Chang, Gin Wen Su

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Abstract

12-Lipoxygenase activity in platelets of spontaneously hypertensive rats was investigated. Enzyme activity was measured in the absence and the presence of reduced glutathione. In both assay conditions, 12-lipoxygenase activity in platelets of spontaneously hypertensive rats was significantly higher than that in platelets of normotensive rats. Since 12-L-hydroxy-5,8,10,14-eicosatetraenoic acid (12-HETE), a 12-lipoxygenase product of arachidonic acid in platelets, has been reported to be a potent chemoattractant for aortic smooth muscle cells, increase in biosynthesis of 12-HETE in platelets of spontaneously hypertensive rats might contribute to the explanation of pathogenesis of vascular disorder commonly found in hypertension patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-648
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume127
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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