The products of 5-lipoxygenase are synthesized and released in the airway when an asthmatic reaction occurs. 5-lipoxygenase via arachidonic acid metabolism produces leukotrienes that mediate bronchoconstriction and inflammatory modifications essential in the pathophysiology of asthma. Until to now, only one approved 5-LO inhibitor, zileuton, can be found as a potential therapy for asthma. With the increasing number of indications for anti-leukotriene (anti-LT) drugs, the development of 5-LO inhibitor agents becomes increasingly important. The present MiniReview reports an update on 5-LO inhibitors currently under clinical investigation. In addition, the latest advances focused on the development of new 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors as asthma anti-inflammatory agents are also discussed.

The products of 5-lipoxygenase are synthesized and released in the airway when an asthmatic reaction occurs. 5-lipoxygenase via arachidonic acid metabolism produces leukotrienes that mediate bronchoconstriction and inflammatory modifications essential in the pathophysiology of asthma. Until to now, only one approved 5-LO inhibitor, zileuton, can be found as a potential therapy for asthma. With the increasing number of indications for anti-leukotriene (anti-LT) drugs, the development of 5-LO inhibitor agents becomes increasingly important. The present MiniReview reports an update on 5-LO inhibitors currently under clinical investigation. In addition, the latest advances focused on the development of new 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors as asthma anti-inflammatory agents are also discussed.

Recent advances in the search for novel 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors for the treatment of asthma

Spaziano, Giuseppe;Filosa, Rosanna;D'Agostino, Bruno
2017

Abstract

The products of 5-lipoxygenase are synthesized and released in the airway when an asthmatic reaction occurs. 5-lipoxygenase via arachidonic acid metabolism produces leukotrienes that mediate bronchoconstriction and inflammatory modifications essential in the pathophysiology of asthma. Until to now, only one approved 5-LO inhibitor, zileuton, can be found as a potential therapy for asthma. With the increasing number of indications for anti-leukotriene (anti-LT) drugs, the development of 5-LO inhibitor agents becomes increasingly important. The present MiniReview reports an update on 5-LO inhibitors currently under clinical investigation. In addition, the latest advances focused on the development of new 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors as asthma anti-inflammatory agents are also discussed.
The products of 5-lipoxygenase are synthesized and released in the airway when an asthmatic reaction occurs. 5-lipoxygenase via arachidonic acid metabolism produces leukotrienes that mediate bronchoconstriction and inflammatory modifications essential in the pathophysiology of asthma. Until to now, only one approved 5-LO inhibitor, zileuton, can be found as a potential therapy for asthma. With the increasing number of indications for anti-leukotriene (anti-LT) drugs, the development of 5-LO inhibitor agents becomes increasingly important. The present MiniReview reports an update on 5-LO inhibitors currently under clinical investigation. In addition, the latest advances focused on the development of new 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors as asthma anti-inflammatory agents are also discussed.
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