This gene encodes a protein which, with Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein, is required for leukotriene synthesis. Leukotrienes are arachidonic acid metabolites which have been implicated in various types of inflammatory responses, including asthma, arthritis and psoriasis. This protein localizes to the plasma membrane. Inhibitors of its function impede translocation of 5-lipoxygenase from the cytoplasm to the cell membrane and inhibit 5-lipoxygenase activation.
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Protein Aliases: 5-LO; Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase; arachidonic 5-lipoxygenase alpha-10 isoform; arachidonic 5-lipoxygenase delta-10-13 isoform; arachidonic 5-lipoxygenase delta-13 isoform; arachidonic 5-lipoxygenase delta-p10 isoform; arachidonic acid 5-lipoxygenase; leukotriene A4 synthase; LOX-5; lox5; Polyunsaturated fatty acid 5-lipoxygenase; RP11-67C2.3
Gene Aliases: 5-LO; 5-LOX; 5LPG; ALOX5; LOG5
UniProt ID: (Human) P09917
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 240