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alox15b

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Official Full Name
arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase, type B
Background
This gene 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. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described.
Synonyms
ALOX15B; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase, type B; arachidonate 15 lipoxygenase, second type; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase B; 15 LOX 2; 15-LOX-B; 15S-lipoxygenase; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase 2; arachidonate omega(6) lipoxygenase; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenas; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase type II; arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase, second type; 15-LOX-2