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What does ARA stand for?

ARA stands for Arachidonic Acid

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What to do: It's too early to know if DHA prevents knee cartilage loss or if arachidonic acid causes knee inflammation.
They discuss their prevalence, pathophysiology, and existing therapeutic options; what constitutes a lipid and how it is broken down to generate biologically active mediators; mediators like arachidonic acid, platelet-activating factor, and lysophosphatidic acid, how they act, and their role in airway inflammation; the products of arachidonic acid metabolism, such as leukotrienes, prostaglandins, epieicosatrienoic acid, and oxoeicosatetraenoic acid; anti-inflammatory lipid mediators such as lipoxin and drug discovery efforts to mimic lipoxin action; enzymes that affect the process of lipid mediator synthesis, their biology, and drug discovery efforts; the role of sphingosine and ceramide; and kinases.
Biochemical assays have shown that the CYP2 enzymes, together, are able to metabolize many chemicals, including more than half of all frequently prescribed drugs, as well as some steroids and arachidonic acid, the major precursor of several classes of signal molecules including the prostaglandins.