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ltc4s

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Official Full Name
leukotriene C4 synthase
Background
The MAPEG (Membrane Associated Proteins in Eicosanoid and Glutathione metabolism) family includes a number of human proteins, several of which are involved the production of leukotrienes. This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the first step in the biosynthesis of cysteinyl leukotrienes, potent biological compounds derived from arachidonic acid. Leukotrienes have been implicated as mediators of anaphylaxis and inflammatory conditions such as human bronchial asthma. This protein localizes to the nuclear envelope and adjacent endoplasmic reticulum.
Synonyms
LTC4S; leukotriene C4 synthase; MGC33147; Leukotriene C(4) synthase; LTC4 synthase; OTTHUMP00000197039