ALOX15B encodes a member of the lipoxygenase family of structurally related nonheme iron dioxygenases involved in the production of fatty acid hydroperoxides. The encoded protein converts arachidonic acid exclusively to 15S-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid, while metabolizing linoleic acid less effectively. This gene is located in a cluster of related genes and a pseudogene that spans approximately 100 kilobases on the short arm of chromosome 17.
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Protein Aliases: 15-lipoxygenase 2; 15-LOX-2; 15-LOX-B; 15S-lipoxygenase; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase 2; Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase B; Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase type II; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase, second type; arachidonate omega(6) lipoxygenase; Linoleate 13-lipoxygenase 15-LOb; second type
Gene Aliases: 15-LOX-2; ALOX15B
UniProt ID: (Human) O15296
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 247