21.1: Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids and Eicosanoids - Biology

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21.1: Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids and Eicosanoids

Formation and Synthesis of Eicosanoids | Lipid Metabolism

1. Eicosanoids formed from arachidonate and some other C20 fatty acids with methylene-interrupted bonds, physiologically and pharmacologically active compounds known as prostaglandins (PG), thromboxane’s (TX), and leukotriene’s (LT). Physi­ologically, they are considered to act as local hormones.

2. Arachidonic acid, usually derived from the 2-position of phospholipids in the plasma membrane by phospholipase A2 activity, is the substrate for the synthesis of PG2, TX2, LT4 compounds. These two pathways are known as the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways, respectively.

3. Three groups of eicosanoids (each com­prising PG, TX and LT) are synthesized from C20 eicosanoic acids derived from essential fatty acids linoleic acid and li­nolenic acid, or directly from arachidonic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in the diet.

Synthesis of Eicosanoids:

Prostanoid Synthesis by Cyclooxygenase Pathway:

1. Two molecules of O2 catalyzed by Pros­taglandin endo-peroxide synthase which possesses two separate enzyme activi­ties—Cyclooxygenase and Peroxidase— are responsible for Prostanoid synthesis.

2. The product of the cyclooxygenase path­way, an endo-peroxide (PGH), is converted to Prostaglandins D, E and F as well as to the thromboxane (TXA2) and Prostacylin (PGI2).

3. Each cell type produces one type of Prostanoid.

4. Aspirin and indomethacin inhibit Cyclooxygenase.

Cyclooxygenase is a “Suicide Enzyme”:

1. Prostaglandin formation is partly stopped by a remarkable property of Cyclooxyge­nase—that of self-catalyzed destruction (a “suicide enzyme”)

2. The inactivation of Prostaglandin is rapid due to the presence of the enzyme 15- hydroxy-prostaglandin dehydrogenase in most mammalian tissues.

3. The half-life of Prostaglandin in the body can be prolonged by blocking the action of this enzyme with indomethacin or sulfasalazine.

Leukotrienes are Formed by the Lipoxygenase Pathway:

1. The leukotrienes, a family of conjugated trienes, are formed from eicosanoic acids in leukocytes, mastocytoma cells, plate­lets and macrophages by the lipoxygenase pathway in response to both immunologic and non-immunologic stimuli.

2. Oxygen is inserted into 5, 12 and 15 posi­tions of arachidonic acid giving rise to hydro-peroxide (HPETE) by three differ­ent lip-oxygenases (dioxygenases).

3. Only 5-lipoxygenase forms leukotrienes.

4. The first formed is leukotriene A4, which, in turn, is metabolized to either leukotriene B4 or leukotriene C4.

5. Leukotriene C4 is formed by the addition of glutathione via a thioether bond.

6. The subsequent removal of glutamic acid and glycine generates leukotriene D4 and Leukotriene E4.

Nasal Immunity, Rhinitis, and Rhinosinusitis

Claus Bachert , . Koen van Crombruggen , in Mucosal Immunology (Fourth Edition) , 2015

Eicosanoids in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Eicosanoid biosynthesis is altered in paranasal sinus diseases, especially in CRSwNP and, more prominently, in Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) ( Figure 4 ). The imbalance is mainly characterized by the overexpression of proinflammatory, namely leukotrienes, and a deficit in anti-inflammatory (prostaglandin E2, PGE2 and lipoxins, LXA4). Cysteinyl leukotrienes (cys-LTs) are strong inducers of airways inflammation ( Accomazzo et al., 2001 Bandeira-Melo and Weller, 2003 Perez-Novo et al., 2005 ). Concentrations of these mediators, of the enzymes involved in their biosynthesis (leukotriene synthase, LTC4S and Arachidonate 5-Lipoxygenase, ALOX5), as well as their receptors, are significantly increased in CRSwNP/AERD when compared to CRSsNP and control subjects and positively correlate with the number of activated eosinophils as well as ECP, IL-5, and IL-5Rα concentrations ( Perez-Novo et al., 2005 ). Furthermore, nasal polyp tissue has a diminished capacity to produce PGE2 and to upregulate cyclooxygenase (COX)-1, COX-2, and prostaglandin E receptor EP2 under proinflammatory conditions ( Roca-Ferrer et al., 2011 ). Transcriptional expression of prostaglandin E receptors EP1 and EP3 is downregulated with EP2 and EP4 receptors being upregulated ( Perez-Novo et al., 2006 ). With concentrations of PGE2 being decreased, the synthesis of leukotrienes (LTs) is no longer suppressed, causing excessive eosinophil and cys-LTs levels in the tissue ( Perez-Novo et al., 2005 ). Moreover, nasal polyp fibroblasts have a reduced capacity to produce COX-1/COX-2- derived PGE2 after stimulation ( Roca-Ferrer et al., 2011 ) and that can have important consequences in the regulation of vascular dilatation ( Liu et al., 2002 ), mucin secretion ( Cho et al., 2005 ) and hence nasal polyp development.

Figure 4 . Balance of eicosanoid biosynthesis in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) compared to healthy nasal mucosa.

CRSsNP, chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps CRSwNP, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps CRSwNP-AERD, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. The magnitude of the changes are represented by the shape of the arrows: dashed arrows (less pronounced), solid arrows (most pronounced).

Pezato et al. Allergy 2013 with permission.

Hematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase (hPGDS) and microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (m-PGES-1), enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of PGD2, seem to display opposite regulation in CRS ( Okano et al., 2006 ). The expression pattern of PGD2 receptors (D prostanoid receptor 1 (DP1) and chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecules expressed on T helper type 2 cells (CRTH2) has not been clearly defined yet DP1 receptor is mainly localized in tissue-infiltrating inflammatory and constitutive cells in CRSwNP, whereas CRTH2 is mainly observed in inflammatory cells (eosinophils and T cells) ( Yamamoto et al., 2009 ). De novo synthesis of PGD2 is significantly upregulated in nasal polyp tissue after stimulation via IgE ( Patou et al., 2009 ), and this release promotes the migration of Th2 cells through a CRTH2-dependent mechanism ( Perez-Novo et al., 2010 ).

Recent studies have demonstrated that the progression of inflammation in AERD airway disease is associated with a relative deficiency in lipoxin production. Whereas mRNA expression of ALOX15 and, consecutively, LXA4 concentrations are upregulated in CRSwNP patients ( Perez-Novo et al., 2005 ), AERD patients show a deficiency of baseline production and a decreased capacity to synthesize LXA4 under proinflammatory conditions ( Sanak et al., 2000 Perez-Novo et al., 2005 ). In conclusion, CRSwNP and even more CRSwNP and AERD patients are characterized by a tissue cell deficiency in the production of anti-versus pro-inflammatory eicosanoids that greatly contribute to the severe eosinophil inflammation, remodeling impairment and airway hyper-responsiveness.

Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids (With Diagram)

In this article we will discuss about the process of biosynthesis of fatty acids, explained with the help of suitable diagrams.

Synthesis of Saturated Fatty Acids:

It must be pointed out at the very outset that the biosynthesis of fatty acids does not generally take place by the reactions — in the reverse direction — of β-oxidation the latter are indeed reversible in mammals, except the one catalyzed by acyl-coA dehydrogenase, but there is a dehydroacyl-coenzyme A-reductase, a NADPH enzyme, which can permit reduction on the double bond it however appears that this mode of formation of fatty acids is of relatively limited importance.

But the reverse pathway of β-oxidation is of great physiological interest, as it permits the elongation of pre-existing, medium-chain fatty acids, leading to stearic acid (C18), one of the principal saturated fatty acids of tissues, and to long-chain (C20 to C26) fatty acids. This system is intra-mitochondrial. However, in some organisms the short-chain fatty acids can be synthesized by the reactions – in the reverse direction of β-oxidation.

In mammals, the major pathway of the biosynthesis of fatty acids is an extra-mitochondrial process (cytosolic and/or microsomal). To produce fatty acids from the precursor which is acetyl-coA, the cells must be able to reduce the ketone groups: this will be achieved thanks to NADPH they must also be able to form C— C bonds in order to condense acetyl radicals: although the methyl group of acetyl-coA is capable of binding to a carbonyl, this is not the reaction used for obtaining chains of fatty acids the cells use a more reactive intermediate, malonyl-coA.

The synthesis of malonyl-coenzyme A consists in the binding of a molecule of CO2 to a molecule of acetyl-coA, catalyzed by acetyl-coA-carboxylase, a biotine enzyme, in presence of ATP, according to the mechanism described in figure 5-16. This is an example of CO2 binding which can be carried out by living beings (another example in connection with the transformation of pyruvic acid into oxaloacetic acid by pyruvate-car­boxylase).

In procaryotes, the acyl groups of acetyl-coA and malonyl-coA are trans­ferred, respectively by an acetyl-transferase and a malonyl-transferase, to a small protein (M.W. # 9 000) called Acyl Carrier Protein or ACP.

The pros­thetic group of this protein is phosphopantetheine bound by an ester linkage between its phosphate group and the hydroxyl of a serine of the protein. Phosphopantetheine bears a close resemblance to coenzyme A the sulphydryl group is again the active part in the binding and transfer of acyl groups (see fig. 5-17).

Acetyl-ACP and malonyl-ACP then react with acyl-synthetase, responsible for the synthesis of fatty acids. Transfer of acyl groups to the polyenzymatic complex takes place, without any free intermediate at any time.

In the case of mammals and numerous other eucaryotes studied, the process is simplified. There is no intervention of any acyl group carrier protein (ACP). The acetyl-coA and malonyl coA (the latter being synthesized by acetyl-coA carboxylase) react directly with acyl-synthetase. This enzyme is a multienzymatic complex of M.W. = 2.3 x 10 6 , which possesses “binding” sites ending by a — SH group: a cysteine radical or a phosphopantetheine radical.

A transfer of acetyl and malonyl radicals therefore takes place from a — SH group (that of the coenzyme A) directly to another (that of the synthetase). The first condensation can take place as indicated in figure 5-18. It must be noted that this condensation is accompanied by a decarboxylation affecting the CO2 previously bound by the action of acetyl-coA-carboxylase, which is therefore not incorporated in the fatty acids.

The following reactions, presented in figure 5-19, then take place:

1. A reduction of acetoacetyl-Enz. to D-β-hydroxybutyryl-Enz.,

2. Adehydration of D-β-hydroxybutyryl-Enz. to crotonyl-Enz., an α-β un­saturated derivative in trans configuration, catalyzed by enoyl-hydratase

3. A reduction of crotonyl-Enz. to butyryl-Enz.,

This series of reactions obviously point to those constituting one turn of β-oxidation, in the reverse direction. But 3 important differences must be noted:

1. Here the intermediates are directly linked to the enzyme (and not to the coenzyme A),

2. The coenzyme of the reduction reactions is NADPH (and not FADH2 or NADH),

3. The β-hydroxylated compound has a D-configuration (not L).

The butyryl-Enz. thus formed reacts with another molecule of malonyl-coA (which is transferred to one of the SH of the enzyme) according to a process similar to the one described in fig. 5-18. Another turn of the helix will produce a chain of fatty acid lengthened by two carbon atoms (i.e. a chain in C6) and so on.

When the fatty acid formed has a particular length, it is liberated from the polyenzymatic complex by the action of deacylase, present in the acylsynthetase complex. The main fatty acid generally formed is palmitic acid (C16). The synthesized fatty acids can either be used for the synthesis of glycerides or other lipids, or carried into the mitochondria to be lengthened or catabolized.

This transport takes place in the form of an ester between the alcohol group of carnitine: COOH-CH2-CHOH-CH2-N ≡ (CH3)3 and the fatty acid, called acylcarnitine. The esterification reaction is catalyzed by carnitine palmityl transferase.

Plants possess a double system. The cytosolic system uses acetyl-coenzyme A. The system located in the chioroplast uses acetyl-ACP. The biosynthesis reactions are similar to those described above. Palmitic acid and stearic acid are formed. The latter is lengthened (probably in the endoplasmic reticulum) by a system requiring malonyl coA.

Synthesis of Unsaturated Fatty Acids:

A. Monounsaturated Fatty Acids:

There are 2 systems, one anaerobic present in some bacteria (E.coli), the other aerobic present in all other cells.

The anaerobic synthesis is carried out by the enzymatic complex synthesiz­ing the saturated fatty acids with the following variant: the 10 carbon atom β-hydroxyacyl-ACP will be dehydrated (see fig. 5-19) to give simultaneously a α, β-dehydroacyl-ACP (C10, ∆ 2 ) and a β, γ-dehydroacyl-ACP (C10, ∆ 3 ). Only the former will be reduced by NADPH + H + , the latter maintains its double bond and will be again lengthened in the conventional manner.

One will therefore obtain successively:

The aerobic system permits the unsaturation of long-chain fatty acids. A double bond is generally introduced between the carbons 9 and 10 of palmitic and stearic acids providing palmitoleic (C16, ∆ 9 ) and oleic (C18, ∆ 9 ) acids. One of the characteristics of the unsaturation enzyme is that it requires both molecular oxygen and a reduced coenzyme (NADPH + H + ).

B. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids:

As far as polyunsaturated fatty acids are concerned, only non-bacterial microorganisms and plants are capable of synthesizing linoleic acid (C18, ∆ 9,12 ) and α-linolenic acid (C18, ∆ 9,12,15 ) by unsaturation of oleic acid. Some insects synthesize linoleic acid. The synthesis of oleic and linoleic acids takes place in the endoplasmic reticulum, whereas that of linoleic acid takes place in the chloroplasts and seems to be linked with chlorophyll synthesis.

Linoleic and linolenic acids which are not synthesized by several groups of animals (numerous insects, mammals…) are called essential fatty acids. Contrary to plants, animals can introduce new double bonds in these two essential fatty acids to give polyunsaturated fatty acids like arachidonic acid (C20 ∆ 5,8,11,14 ) or docosahexaenoic acid (C22 ∆ 4,7,10,13,16,19 ).

This biosynthesis is microsomal. It takes place by a series of reactions wherein unsaturations and elongations alternate [ex: 18:2 (9,12) → 18:3 (6,9,12) → 20:3 (8,11,14) → 20:4 (5,8,11,14) → 22.5 (7,10,13,16) → 22.6 (4,7,10,13,16)]. An identical diagram is operative if one starts from linolenic acid 18:3 (9, 12, 15). The unsaturation enzymes require both molecular oxygen and a reduced coen­zyme (NADPH). Lengthening takes place by the pathway involving malonyl-coenzyme A.

Regulation of the Metabolism of Fatty Acids:

The fact that the pathway of biosynthesis of fatty acids is different from the pathway of oxidation allows — as in the case of the biosynthesis and degrada­tion of glycogen, or in glycolysis and neoglucogenesis — an independent regulation of the 2 processes. These regulation mechanisms will not be studied here, but some important factors may be mentioned.

The biosynthesis of fatty acids requires NADPH which is mainly provided by the oxidation of glucose in the pentose-phosphates cycle. It also requires energy and therefore the presence of ATP, supplied by the oxidation of carbohydrates (or, in plants, by photosynthesis) if ATP concentration decreases (and therefore ADP concentration increases), biosynthesis slows down, but on the contrary β-oxidation is stimulated, which will lead to a rise in ATP concentration.

The reaction catalyzed by acetyl-coA-carboxylase is the limiting step of the biosynthesis of fatty acids. This enzyme is activated by citric acid or insulin, but inhibited by glucagon or fatty acids, whether they be the terminal products of acylsynthetase (feedback inhibition mechanism) or of exogenous origin, for example nutritional.

An accumulation of fatty acids may also result from a deficiency of L-α-glycerophosphoric acid which — as will be seen in the follow­ing paragraph — is the compound to which the acyl-coA bind in the biosynthesis of glycerides and glycerophospholides but this compound is formed from triosesphosphates (see fig. 4-32).

It is important to note that the 3 factors we have just mentioned (NADPH, ATP, L-α-glycero-phosphoric acid) are provided for their major part, by the metabolism of carbohydrates, which underlines the close relations existing between carbohydrates and lipids in respect of metabolism and regulation (not forgetting the important link represented by acetyl-coA).

Synthesis and catabolism of fatty acids are 2 competitive mechanisms which are regulated, at least in mammals. In order to penetrate into the mitochondrion, the fatty acids must be in the form of acyl carnitine. Malonyl coA, an intermediate in the biosynthesis, is a powerful inhibitor of carnitine palmityl transferase, thus blocking the β oxidation. When synthesis stops, the fatty acids can be esterified by carnitine and penetrate into the mitochondrion where they will be catabolized.

Transport of Mitochondrial Acetyl-CoA into the Cytosol

Acetyl-CoA is produced in two ways in the mitochondria –

Acetyl CoA will accumulate when the ETS/oxidative phosphorylation slows. why? – a good exam question

Under these conditions, acetyl-CoA is transported out of the mitochondrion to the cytosol where it can be used in fatty acid synthesis. This is accomplished using the tricarboxylate transport system in the inner mitochondrial membrane which pumps citrate out

Acetyl-CoA, of course, is used in the synthesis of citrate when combined with oxaloacetate. Citrate transferred into the cytosol is broken back to oxaloacetate and acetyl-CoA by ATP-citrate lyase (using ATP and CoA).

Oxaloacetate can be reduced to malate by malate dehydrogenase and NADH. Malate can be converted to pyruvate by malic enzyme and NADP+.

The resulting pyruvate is permeable to the inner mitochondrial membrane and diffuses in. Inside the mitochondrion, pyruvate can be converted to oxaloacetate by pyruvate carboxylase (along with bicarbonate ion, and ATP), completing the cycle.

An alternative path is to transport malate across the inner membrane and convert it to oxaloacetate.

Lipids, mitochondria and cell death: implications in neuro-oncology

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are known to inhibit cell proliferation of many tumour types both in vitro and in vivo. Their capacity to interfere with cell proliferation has been linked to their induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in tumour tissues leading to cell death through apoptosis. However, the exact mechanisms of action of PUFAs are far from clear, particularly in brain tumours. The loss of bound hexokinase from the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel has been directly related to loss of protection from apoptosis, and PUFAs can induce this loss of bound hexokinase in tumour cells. Tumour cells overexpressing Akt activity, including gliomas, are sensitised to ROS damage by the Akt protein and may be good targets for chemotherapeutic agents, which produce ROS, such as PUFAs. Cardiolipin peroxidation may be an initial event in the release of cytochrome c from the mitochondria, and enriching cardiolipin with PUFA acyl chains may lead to increased peroxidation and therefore an increase in apoptosis. A better understanding of the metabolism of fatty acids and eicosanoids in primary brain tumours such as gliomas and their influence on energy balance will be fundamental to the possible targeting of mitochondria in tumour treatment.

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Eicosanoids, or icosanoids function as autocrine and paracrine mediators, and are oxygenated hydrophobic derivatives of 20-carbon polyunsaturated essential fatty acids, predominantly arachidonic acid (AA) in humans. Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, icosapentaenoic acid, timnodonic acid) also serve as eicosanoid precursors. Eicosanoids include leukotrienes with four double bonds and prostanoids with two double bonds (prostaglandins and prostacyclins with five-membered rings, and thromboxanes with heterocyclic oxane structures).

Eicosanoids are not stored within cells, rather they are synthesized as required in response to hormonal signals. Eicosanoids function close to the site of synthesis (autocrine, paracrine), where they are rapidly deactivated before they enter circulation as inactive metabolites.
Table  Eicosanoid Actions

The first step in eicosanoid biosynthesis is phospholipase-catalyzed release from phospholipids (A2) or diacylglycerol (C) of a 20-carbon essential fatty acid (EFA) containing three, four, or five double bonds (ω-6 DGLA, ω-6 AA or ω-3 EPA, respectively).

Cyclooxygenase pathways:
En route to the prostanoids, membrane-released fatty acids are acted upon by one of two related enzymes, cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) or cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Prostanoids include prostaglandins, prostacyclins, and thromboxanes. The cyclooxygenases are alternatively termed prostaglandin endoperoxide H synthases-1 and -2 (PGHS-1, PGHS-2). The COX enzymes are targetted by NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). ASA and early NSAIDs inhibit both COX-1 and COX-2, and are associated with gastric irritation. The COX-2 inhibitors are more selective and gastro-protective, but inhibition of cardio-protective, anti-coagulative PGF2 is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular thrombotic events.

Both COX-1 and COX-2 catalyze equivalent reactions at different sites. Prostaglandin PGH2 synthase contains two catalytic centers, a cyclooxygenase and a peroxidase. In the enzymatic reactions, two molecules of oxygen are added to arachidonic acid to form a bicyclic endoperoxide then a further hydroperoxy group is added to position 15 to form prostaglandin PGG2. The hydroperoxide is next reduced by a functionally coupled peroxidase reaction to generate the unstable intermediate prostaglandin PGH2. All other prostanoids are derived from the unstable PGH2 intermediate by a variety of different enzymic reactions. Cell type determines the nature and proportions of the various enzymes, which differ in amino acid sequence, structure and cofactor requirements, and so of the prostanoids generated. (more detail, diagram)

For example:
prostaglandin A synthase : PGH2 → PGA2
prostaglandin D synthase : PGH2 → PGD2
prostaglandin E synthase : PGH2 → PGE2
prostacyclin synthase : PGH2 → PGI2 (prostacyclin)
thromboxane A synthase : PGH2 → TXA2 (thromboxane A)

One prostaglandin can be converted to another by spontaneous rearrangement, dehydration, or isomerization. Thromboxane A is deactivated by non-enzymatic hydrolysis to TXB

Lipoxygenases are a family non-heme iron enzymes that catalyze the substitution of oxygen for hydrogen in the bis-allylic position of fatty acids to generate hydroperoxide products, which are further metabolized to leukotrienes and lipoxins. (left -click to enlarge - 5-HPETE is 5S-hydroperoxy-6t,8c,11c,14c-eicosatetraenoic acid, and is generated in the reaction catalyzed by 5-LOX).

5-LOX employs nuclear-membrane protein cofactor 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP). 5-LOX produces the primary precursor 5-HPETE then leukotriene A4 (LTA4), which may be converted into LTB4 (image at left) by the enzyme leukotriene A4 epoxide hydrolase. In animal tissues, lipoxygenase catalyzed reactions with free arachidonic acid produce specific eicosanoid hydroperoxides for 5-LOX, 8-LOX, 12-LOX, and 15-LOX. Lipoxygenases can also generate hydroperoxides from phospholipids within membranes, disturbing the membrane structure.

In eosinophils, mast cells, and alveolar macrophages, the enzyme leukotriene C4 synthase is employed to conjugate LTA4 plus glutathione to generate leukotriene C4 (LTC4). Glutathione contains an unusual peptide linkage between the amine group of cysteine and the carboxyl group of the glutamate side chain. Once LTC4 has been secreted, a glutamic acid moiety is removed from it to produce leukotriene D4 (LTD4), which is cleaved by dipeptidases to generate leukotriene E4 (LTE4). LTC4, LTD4 and LTE4 are termed cysteinyl leukotrienes because all contain cysteine.

Epoxytrienoic acids (EETs) are generated from arachidonic acid through the epoxidase (epoxygenase) pathway. (right) This mechanism yields four cis-epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (14,15-, 11,12-, 8,9-, and 5,6-EETs). There are several isozymes of the cytochrome P450 epoxygenase that act upon un-esterified substrates, producing all four EET regioisomers, which may be subsequently esterified. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are considered antihypertensive because they elicit vasodilation and oppose the K(+)-channel stimulatory actions of 20-HETE, in addition to modulation of the activity of angiotensin II. It has also been proposed that EETs are endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factors (EDHFs) that mediate the nitric oxide (NO)- and prostaglandin-independent vascular effects of acetylcholine (Ach) and bradykinin.

Epoxide hydrolases metabolize EETs to the corresponding dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHET). Isozymes of the epoxide hydrolases are found in different cellular locations – cytosolic or membrane-bound.


Prostaglandins and other eicosanoids make up a fundamental signaling system in insect biology. We described their actions at the whole animal, cellular and molecular levels of biological organization. These points mark valuable new knowledge on insect biology. So far, the idea that eicosanoids mediate cellular immune reactions has been confirmed in 29 or so insect species from seven orders (Stanley et al., 2012). Broader testing is necessary to develop the general principle that eicosanoids mediate insect immune functions. Similarly, intracellular cross-talk among immune signal moieties has been investigated in one lepidopteran species, S. exigua, which opens questions and hypotheses on the mechanisms of PG actions in insects generally. The overall picture is a broad outline of eicosanoid actions, each of which is an open field of meaningful research.

The eicosanoid signaling system may be a valuable target in applied entomology. Park and Kim (2000) first recognized the pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria in the genera Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus, target insect immune reactions by blocking PLA2s in their insect hosts. Similarly, T. rangeli protects itself from immune actions of its host, R. prolixus (Figueiredo et al., 2008). We infer that host PLA2s are such potent targets that at least two bacterial genera and a eukaryotic parasite in the phylum Euglenozoa evolved mechanisms to down-regulate host immunity by blocking eicosanoid signaling via PLA2s. We identified several genes that were silenced to inhibit insect immunity. We put these genes forward as potential targets that can lead to functional limitations in pest insect immune reactions to microbial and/or parasitic invasions. On the idea that virtually all pest insects become infected during their life cycles in crop plants (Tunaz and Stanley, 2009), targeted inhibition of insect immunity has potential for development into a novel insect management technology.

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