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Basic Information

Enzyme Number

3.3.2.6

Official Name

leukotriene-A4 hydrolase

Name from literature

leukotriene a4 hydrolase

Pathway from literature

biosynthesis of leukotriene B4

Pathway from KEGG

Lipid Metabolism; Arachidonic acid metabolism; map00590

Organisms

Rat (10116)

Genome localization

7q13[299732 ],

Comments

This is a bifunctional zinc metalloprotease that displays both epoxide hydrolase and aminopeptidase activities [4,6]. It preferentially cleaves tripeptides at an arginyl bond, with dipeptides and tetrapeptides being poorer substrates [6] (see EC 3.4.11.6, aminopeptidase B). It also converts leukotriene A4 into leukotriene B4, unlike EC 3.2.2.10, soluble epoxide hydrolase, which converts leukotriene A4 into 5,6-dihydroxy-7,9,11,14-icosatetraenoic acid [3,4]. In vertebrates, five epoxide-hydrolase enzymes have been identified to date: EC 3.3.2.6 (leukotriene A4 hydrolase), EC 3.3.2.7 (hepoxilin-epoxide hydrolase), EC 3.3.2.9 (microsomal epoxide hydrolase), EC 3.3.2.10 (soluble epoxide hydrolase) and EC 3.3.2.11 (cholesterol-5,6-oxide hydrolase) [3].

Rate-limiting Description

"Leukotriene A4 hydrolase (LTA4H), a protein overexpressed in EAC in this model, is a rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of leukotriene B4 (LTB4), a potent inflammatory mediator." (12865451)

Gene ontology

Gene ontology

GO:0008270 (F) zinc ion binding [P30349 ];
GO:0006508 (P) proteolysis [P30349 ];
GO:0008237 (F) metallopeptidase activity [P30349 ];
GO:0004463 (F) leukotriene-A4 hydrolase activity [P30349 ];
GO:0019370 (P) leukotriene biosynthetic process [P30349 ];
GO:0005737 (C) cytoplasm [P30349 ];

Subcellular localization

Localization

cytoplasm [P30349 ];

Links

SwissProt

P30349

Entrez Gene

299732



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