The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

COX- LOX inhibition: current evidence for an emerging new therapy.

Safe and effective drug treatment is an important objective of all doctors. In the treatment of arthritis, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs offer effective treatment but safety is significantly limited, largely due to gastrointestinal toxicity. Attention has recently focused on exploiting increased knowledge of metabolism of arachidonic acid to allow the development of safer anti-inflammatory drugs. Dual inhibitors of cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase are planned. These drugs may inhibit formation of both prostaglandins and leukotrienes. This review outlines the salient features of cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase metabolism of arachidonic acid. The role of the eicosanoids in mediating inflammation and gastrointestinal integrity is delineated. Evidence is presented regarding action of licofelone, one COX/ LOX inhibitor that is currently in advanced stages of clinical trials. This review examines the hypothesis that licofelone is an effective anti-inflammatory agent that does not cause peptic damage.[1]


  1. COX-LOX inhibition: current evidence for an emerging new therapy. Skelly, M.M., Hawkey, C.J. International journal of clinical practice. (2003) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities