Assay for 9/13-Hydroxyoctadecadienoic Acid

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 N44 ES52002-000,
Agency Tracking Number: 29426
Amount: $312,618.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Box 522, 1600 Hosner Road, Oxford, MI, 48371
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Reddy Ramesh
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Research Institution
Linoleic acid, the predominant polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in the human diet, is a substratecyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase and cytochrome P450 enzymes. The majore metabolitcs of these pathways,13(S)-HODE, 9, 10-epoxyoctadecenoate, and 12, 13-epoxyoctadecenoate are known to exhibit interestingsuch as pulmonary vasodilation, alterations in platelet function, maintenance of vascular thromboresinteractions and transduction of cellular responses to certain growth factors. Secondary metaboliteshas also been shown to influence cellular activites, including partitioning between cell proliferatiaddition, oxidized linoleic acid in low density lipoproteins has been reported to play a role in theatherosclerosis. Thus, the study of linoleic acid oxidation is important for several significant clisimple, rapid and convenient assays to analyze these bioactive lipids has hindered efforts to clearland pathophysiologic roles of thes compunds. Therefore, we will continue the development of form spereagents for the major oxidized linoleate metabolites.

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