cyclooxygenase

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  • noun

Synonyms for cyclooxygenase

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

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The impact of low dose aspirin on endoscopic gastric and duodenal ulcer rates in users of a non selective non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or cyclooxygenase 2 selective inhibitor.
There was a gradual increase in CD44 and cyclooxygenase 2 expression with increasing RCC nuclear grade.
Masferer JL, Zweifel BS, Manning PT, et al: Selective inhibition of inducible cyclooxygenase 2 in vivo is antiinflammatory and nonulcerogenic.
While many of her classmates were waiting tables at restaurants during the summer of 2004, Alicia Smith was in an NIEHS lab investigating how exposure to sodium arsenite regulates the procarcinogenic and proinflammatory enzyme cyclooxygenase 2.
Cyclooxygenase 2 induction has been demonstrated in (Figure 2):
MSU crystals upregulated cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), interleukin 8 (IL-8) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene expression in human articular chondrocytes, but only COX-2 and IL-8 in synovial fibroblasts.
Up-regulation of cyclooxygenase 2 gene expression in human colorectal adenomas and adenocarcinomas.