next up previous index Surgical Topics
Next: Cytokines Up: Inflammatory mediators Previous: PAF   Index


LTB4 is a product of arachadinoic acid via the lipo-oxygenase pathway. It is a potent chomoattractant. It enhances vascular permeability and leucocyte adhesion. It also promotes release of free oxygen radicals and proteolytic enzymes from leucocytes.

Adrian P. Ireland