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Name Takashi Izumi
Belonging department Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,Faculty of Health Care
Occupation name Professor
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Frontiers and new horizons in amino acid research

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Leukotrienes (LTs) are major mediators of inflammation and allergy. LTC4, formed by adding glutathione to LTA4, is important as an asthma mediator. In this paper, we explained the tissue distribution and enzymatic properties of LTC4 synthase, and introduced a new molecular species Yn1-Yn1 of cytoplasmic GST. (I played a leading role.)

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Elsevier, Amsterdam

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