Eicosanoids Relevance to Endothelial Function Thrombosis Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

In general, the eicosanoids derived from AA have potent prothrombotic and proinflammatory activity. In contrast, the eicosanoids derived from EPA have reduced biological activity and are less prothrombo-tic and proinflammatory. Eicosanoid production is generally tightly controlled through homeostatic mechanisms. However, eicosanoid production can be significantly altered in situations in which endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis and plaque rupture, or various thrombotic or inflammatory conditions are present.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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