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  • noun biochemistry Any of several enzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins; their inhibition is the mode of action of aspirin and ibuprofen.

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  • noun either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin

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  • The researchers focused on an enzyme known as cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which is involved in a variety of physiologic functions, from regulating blood pressure to controlling inflammation and contracting muscles.

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  • The researchers focused on an enzyme known as cyclooxygenase-2 COX-2, which is involved in a variety of physiologic functions, from regulating blood pressure to controlling inflammation and contracting muscles.

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  • Bowel cancer is the number two and number three killer in the US and the UK respectively. liquorice may be related to another enzyme, called cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), which is reported to promote colorectal cancer progression

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  • Bowel cancer is the number two and number three killer in the US and the UK respectively. liquorice may be related to another enzyme, called cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), which is reported to promote colorectal cancer progression

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  • Bowel cancer is the number two and number three killer in the US and the UK respectively. liquorice may be related to another enzyme, called cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), which is reported to promote colorectal cancer progression

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  • Bowel cancer is the number two and number three killer in the US and the UK respectively. liquorice may be related to another enzyme, called cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), which is reported to promote colorectal cancer progression

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  • Looking at the main mediators of inflammation, namely cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase

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  • It does this by irreversibly blocking the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX), which catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to endoperoxide compounds.

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  • By modulating the effects of key pro-inflammatory molecules, including cyclooxygenase 2, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, nitric oxide, interferon-inducible protein, tumor necrosis factor TNF, and interleukin-12, the curcuminoids in turmeric suppress inflammation.

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  • Well, the drug of which Vioxx is a class -- these are the so-called coxibs -- or specific cyclooxygenase inhibitors -- were developed to be safer than the existing products, the nonsteroidal antiinflammatories.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2004

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