FLAP (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All FLAP reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 1 FLAP Antibody, 30 FLAP Gene, 1 FLAP Lysate, 1 FLAP Protein, 1 FLAP qPCR. All FLAP reagents are ready to use.

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FLAP Background

Arachidonate 5-Lipoxygenase-Activating Protein (ALOX5AP), also known as FLAP, belongs to the MAPEG family. ALOX5AP/FLAP is an essential partner of 5-LO for this process. The FLAP (ALOX5AP) gene has been linked to risk for myocardial infarction, stroke and restenosis, reigniting pharmaceutical interest in this target. It had been found that ALOX5AP/FLAP is a key enzyme in leukotriene formation, in both human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells and a transformed human brain endothelial cell line. In addition, the protein FLAP has recently been identified as an emerging target in metabolic disease. In fact, FLAP is overexpressed in the adipose tissue of patients and experimental animals with obesity.

FLAP References

  • Gonsalves CS, et al. (2010) Hypoxia-mediated expression of 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein involves HIF-1alpha and NF-kappaB and microRNAs 135a and 199a-5p. J Immunol. 184(7): 3878-88.
  • Zintzaras E, et al. (2009) Variants of the arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (ALOX5AP) gene and risk of stroke: a HuGE gene-disease association review and meta-analysis. Am J Epidemiol. 169(5): 523-32.
  • Evans JF, et al. (2008) What's all the FLAP about?: 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein inhibitors for inflammatory diseases. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 29(2): 72-8.
  • Bck M, et al. (2007) 5-Lipoxygenase-activating protein: a potential link between innate and adaptive immunity in atherosclerosis and adipose tissue inflammation. Circ Res. 100: 946-9.