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Thromboxanes

thromboxanes

Physiologically active compounds found in many organs of the body. They are formed in vivo from the prostaglandin endoperoxides and cause platelet aggregation, contraction of arteries, and other biological effects. Thromboxanes are important mediators of the actions of polyunsaturated fatty acids transformed by cyclooxygenase.


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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... When blood comes into contact with fatty and fibrous tissue, platelets stick to the roughened surface and release clotting factors called thromboxanes. In healthy arteries the amount of thromboxane and prostaglandin is balanced, but in damaged arteries the balance is upset because the ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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Re: Function of Nadh

... back into NAD+ for re-use. Arachidonic acid is an unsaturated twenty-carbon fatty acid precursor to a number of molecules like the prostaglandins, thromboxanes, prostacyclins and leukotrienes. The whole "lot" of these compounds go by the general label of eicosanoids simply because they ...

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by blcr11
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Function of Nadh
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