EDHF (endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor) is an unidentified mediator released from vascular endothelial cells in response to acetylcholine and bradykinin which is distinct from the NOS- (nitric oxide) and COX-derived (prostacyclin) vasodilators.{6485,7204} Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids produces epoxides such as (±)14(15)-EpETrE (Item No. 50651) which are prime candidates for the actual active mediator.{5826} However, the CYP450 metabolites of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; Item No. 90110) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; Item No. 90310) have been little studied relative to arachidonate epoxygenase metabolites. (±)19(20)-EpDPA is a DHA epoxygenase metabolite, derived via epoxidation of the w-3 double bond of DHA. The EDHF activity of (±)19(20)-EpDPA has not yet been determined. The epoxygenase metabolites of DHA have also been detected in a mouse inflammation model.{11433}
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