Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

Synthesis of epoxy (EET) and dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHET) (R-HSA-2142670) [Homo sapiens]


The epoxidation of arachidonic acid by cytochrome P450s (CYPs) results in the formation of unique bioactive lipid mediators termed epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). Each double bond has been shown to be susceptible to oxidation, resulting in 5,6-EET, 8,9-EET, 11,12-EET, and 14,15-EET. The majority of the EET biological activities are diminished by the hydrolysis to the corresponding dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHET) (Capdevila et al. 2000, Buczynski et al. 2009, Vance & Vance 2008).

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GO Biological Process epoxygenase P450 pathway (0019373)