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  1. oxylipinnoun

    oxygenated natural products which are formed from fatty acids by pathways involving at least one step of dioxygen-dependent oxidation; many of them have physiological importance

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  1. Oxylipin

    Oxylipins constitute a family of oxygenated natural products which are formed from fatty acids by pathways involving at least one step of dioxygen-dependent oxidation. Many of oxylipins have physiological significance. Oxylipins are widespread in aerobic organisms including plants, animals and fungi. Typically, oxylipins are not stored in tissues but are formed on demand by liberation of precursor fatty acids from esterified forms. Biosynthesis of oxylipins is initiated by dioxygenases or monooxygenases; however also non-enzymatic autoxidative processes contribute to oxylipin formation. Dioxygenases include lipoxygenases, heme-dependent fatty acid oxygenases, and cyclooxygenases. Fatty acid hydroperoxides or endoperoxides are formed by action of these enzymes. Monooxygenases involved in oxylipin biosynthesis are members of the cytochrome P450 superfamily and can oxidize double bonds with epoxide formation or saturated carbons forming alcohols. Nature has evolved numerous enzymes which metabolize oxylipins into secondary products, many of which possess strong biological activity. Of special importance are the cytochrome P450 enzymes in animals, including CYP5A1, CYP8A1, and the CYP74 family of hydroperoxide-metabolizing enzymes in plants, lower animals and bacteria. In the plant and animal kingdoms the C18 and C20 polyenoic fatty acids, respectively, are the major precursors of oxylipins.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxylipin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxylipin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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