The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Arachidonic Acid



- Discussion:
 - rate limiting step in prostaglandin and Thromboxane A2 biosynthesis is liberation of arachidonic acid from phospholipids, making free
      fatty acid available for metabolism by cyclooxygenase;
 - Prostacyclin and Thromboxane are formed from arachidonic acid



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:45 pm