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Lipids in Health and Disease

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    Chapter 1 Transcriptional Regulation of Hepatic Fatty Acid Metabolism
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    Chapter 2 Modulation of Protein Function by Isoketals and Levuglandins
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    Chapter 3 Signalling Pathways Controlling Fatty Acid Desaturation
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    Chapter 4 Fatty acid amide hydrolase: a gate-keeper of the endocannabinoid system.
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    Chapter 5 Modulation of inflammatory cytokines by omega-3 fatty acids.
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    Chapter 6 Eicosanoids in Tumor Progression and Metastasis
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    Chapter 7 Fatty Acid Synthase Activity in Tumor Cells
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    Chapter 8 Lipids in the Assembly of Membrane Proteins and Organization of Protein Supercomplexes: Implications for Lipid-linked Disorders
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    Chapter 9 Altered Lipid Metabolism in Brain Injury and Disorders
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    Chapter 10 Lysophospholipid Activation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors
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    Chapter 11 Phospholipid-Mediated Signaling and Heart Disease
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    Chapter 12 The Role of Phospholipid Oxidation Products in Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases
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    Chapter 13 Mediation of Apoptosis by Oxidized Phospholipids
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    Chapter 14 Regulation of lipid metabolism by sphingolipids
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    Chapter 15 Multiple Roles for Sphingolipids in Steroid Hormone Biosynthesis
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    Chapter 16 Roles of Bioactive Sphingolipids in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
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    Chapter 17 Glycosphingolipid Disorders of the Brain
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    Chapter 18 Role of Neutral Sphingomyelinases in Aging and Inflammation
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    Chapter 19 Sphingolipid Metabolizing Enzymes as Novel Therapeutic Targets
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    Chapter 20 Ceramide-Enriched Membrane Domains in Infectious Biology and Development
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    Chapter 21 MALDI-TOF MS analysis of lipids from cells, tissues and body fluids.
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    Chapter 22 Lipidomics in diagnosis of lipidoses
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Chapter title
Modulation of inflammatory cytokines by omega-3 fatty acids.
Chapter number 5
Book title
Lipids in Health and Disease
Published in
Sub cellular biochemistry, August 2008
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-8831-5_5
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Book ISBNs
978-1-4020-8830-8, 978-1-4020-8831-5

Kang JX, Weylandt KH, Kang, Jing X., Weylandt, Karsten H., Jing X. Kang, Karsten H. Weylandt


Many human diseases have been linked to inflammation, which is mediated by a number of chemical molecules including lipid mediators and cytokines. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids) are the precursors of the lipid mediators and play an important role in regulation of inflammation. Generally, omega-6 fatty acids (e.g. arachidonic acid) promote inflammation whereas omega-3 fatty acids (e.g. eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) have anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids dampen inflammation through multiple pathways. On the one hand, omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the formation of omega-6 fatty acids-derived pro-inflammatory eicosanoids (e.g. PGE2 and LTB4), and on the other hand these fatty acids can form several potent anti-inflammatory lipid mediators (e.g. resolvins and protectins). These together directly or indirectly suppress the activity of nuclear transcription factors, such as NFkappaB, and reduce the production of pro-inflammatory enzymes and cytokines, including COX-2, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, and interleukin (IL)-1beta. This chapter focuses on the evidence from recent studies using new experimental models.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 26%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 8 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 11%
Neuroscience 5 6%
Chemistry 3 4%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 12 15%

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