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Aliases for ALOX5 Gene

Aliases for ALOX5 Gene

  • Arachidonate 5-Lipoxygenase 2 3
  • EC 4 63
  • 5-LO 3 4
  • LOG5 3 4
  • Arachidonic 5-Lipoxygenase Delta-10-13 Isoform 3
  • Arachidonic 5-Lipoxygenase Delta-P10 Isoform 3
  • Arachidonic 5-Lipoxygenase Alpha-10 Isoform 3
  • Arachidonic 5-Lipoxygenase Delta-13 Isoform 3
  • Arachidonic Acid 5-Lipoxygenase 3
  • Leukotriene A4 Synthase 3
  • 5-Lipoxygenase 4
  • EC 1.13.11 63
  • 5-LOX 3
  • LOX-5 3
  • 5LPG 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ALOX5 Gene

  • GC10P045171
  • GC10P045644
  • GC10P045153
  • GC10P045189
  • GC10P045869
  • GC10P042394

Summaries for ALOX5 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ALOX5 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the lipoxygenase gene family and plays a dual role in the synthesis of leukotrienes from arachidonic acid. The encoded protein, which is expressed specifically in bone marrow-derived cells, catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to 5(S)-hydroperoxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoic acid, and further to the allylic epoxide 5(S)-trans-7,9-trans-11,14-cis-eicosatetrenoic acid (leukotriene A4). Leukotrienes are important mediators of a number of inflammatory and allergic conditions. Mutations in the promoter region of this gene lead to a diminished response to antileukotriene drugs used in the treatment of asthma and may also be associated with atherosclerosis and several cancers. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]

GeneCards Summary for ALOX5 Gene

ALOX5 (Arachidonate 5-Lipoxygenase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ALOX5 include asthma and atherosclerosis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ALOX12.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALOX5 Gene

  • Catalyzes the first step in leukotriene biosynthesis, and thereby plays a role in inflammatory processes.

Tocris Summary for ALOX5 Gene

  • Lipoxygenases (LOXs) are a family of non-heme iron dioxygenases that are involved in the production and metabolism of fatty acid hydroperoxidases. There are six lipoxygenase isozymes; 5-LOX, 12R-LOX, 12S-LOX, 15-LOX-1 and 15-LOX-2, which catalyze the regio-selective addition of oxygen into arachidonic acid, and epidermal LOX (E-LOX) which metabolizes 12R-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid (12R-HPETE) to a specific epoxyalcohol compound. Different isozymes have different physiological roles; 5-, 12R-, 12S- and 15-LOX-1 have proliferative, antiapoptotic and angiogenic functions whilst 15-LOX-2 has roles in differentiation, growth arrest and the induction of apoptosis. E-LOX, the most divergent member of this family, is involved in terminal differentiation of keratinocytes and has a major role in skin barrier function. Perturbations in lipoxygenase enzymes have been implicated in various human diseases including bronchial asthma, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and some cancers.

Gene Wiki entry for ALOX5 Gene

PharmGKB "VIP" Summary for ALOX5 Gene

No data available for fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ALOX5 Gene

Genomics for ALOX5 Gene

Regulatory Elements for ALOX5 Gene

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Genomic Location for ALOX5 Gene

45,374,176 bp from pter
45,446,119 bp from pter
71,944 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for ALOX5 Gene

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Genomic Location for ALOX5 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for ALOX5 Gene

Proteins for ALOX5 Gene

  • Protein details for ALOX5 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B7ZLS0
    • E5FPY5
    • E5FPY7
    • E5FPY8
    • Q5JQ14

    Protein attributes for ALOX5 Gene

    674 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    77983 Da
    Name=Ca(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29108; Note=Binds 2 calcium ions per subunit.;
    Name=Fe cation; Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:24875; Note=Binds 1 Fe cation per subunit.;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with ALOX5AP and LTC4S. Interacts with COTL1, the interaction is required for stability and efficient catalytic activity.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for ALOX5 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for ALOX5 Gene


neXtProt entry for ALOX5 Gene

Proteomics data for ALOX5 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for ALOX5 Gene

  • Serine phosphorylation by MAPKAPK2 is stimulated by arachidonic acid. Phosphorylation on Ser-523 by PKA has an inhibitory effect. Phosphorylation on Ser-272 prevents export from the nucleus.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for ALOX5 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

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Domains for ALOX5 Gene

Gene Families for ALOX5 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 lipoxygenase domain.
  • Belongs to the lipoxygenase family.
  • Contains 1 lipoxygenase domain.
  • Contains 1 PLAT domain.
  • Belongs to the lipoxygenase family.
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Function for ALOX5 Gene

Molecular function for ALOX5 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
arachidonate-5-lipoxygenase,lipid peroxidating enzyme implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory disorders as well as membrane remodeling,carcinogenesis,atheroma and asthma formation,involved in leukotriene metabolism
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Arachidonate + O(2) = leukotriene A(4) + H(2)O.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Catalyzes the first step in leukotriene biosynthesis, and thereby plays a role in inflammatory processes.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for ALOX5 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ALOX5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004051 arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase activity IDA 21233389
GO:0005506 iron ion binding IDA 21233389
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 11297527
GO:0016702 oxidoreductase activity, acting on single donors with incorporation of molecular oxygen, incorporation of two atoms of oxygen --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding --
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Animal Models for ALOX5 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for ALOX5:

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No data available for miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for ALOX5 Gene

Localization for ALOX5 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALOX5 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus matrix. Nucleus membrane; Peripheral membrane protein. Note=Shuttles between cytoplasm and nucleus. Found exclusively in the nucleus, when phosphorylated on Ser-272. Calcium binding promotes translocation from the cytosol and the nuclear matrix to the nuclear envelope and membrane association.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ALOX5 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ALOX5 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 5
extracellular 2
cytoskeleton 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ALOX5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 22664934
GO:0005634 nucleus --
GO:0005635 nuclear envelope TAS --
GO:0005641 nuclear envelope lumen IDA 8245774
GO:0005737 cytoplasm --
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Pathways for ALOX5 Gene

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P09917-LOX5_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Lipid metabolism; leukotriene A4 biosynthesis

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ALOX5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002540 leukotriene production involved in inflammatory response IEA --
GO:0006691 leukotriene metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006954 inflammatory response --
GO:0019369 arachidonic acid metabolic process TAS --
GO:0019370 leukotriene biosynthetic process IDA 21233389
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Compounds for ALOX5 Gene

(15) Drugbank Compounds for ALOX5 Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • (+-)-1-(1-Benzo[b]thien-2-ylethyl)-1-hydroxyurea
111406-87-2 60490 Target inhibitor approved, investigational, withdrawn
  • (e)-5-((4-(((2-Carboxyethyl)amino)carbonyl)phenyl)azo)-2-hydroxybenzoic acid
80573-04-2 Target inhibitor approved, investigational
  • (4S,4AS,5ar,12as)-4,7-bis(dimethylamino)-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydrotetracene-2-carboxamide
10118-90-8 Target inhibitor approved, investigational
Vitamin E
  • (+)-alpha-tocopherol
59-02-9 14985 Target approved, nutraceutical
Aminosalicylic Acid
  • 2-HYDROXY-4-aminobenzoic acid
65-49-6 4649 Target inhibitor approved

(5) Tocris Compounds for ALOX5 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
2-TEDC 5-, 12-, 15-Lipoxygenase inhibitor [132465-10-2]
BW-B 70C 5-Lipoxygenase inhibitor [134470-38-5]
MK 886 Inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP) [118414-82-7]
PD 146176 Selective 15-lipoxygenase inhibitor [4079-26-9]
Zileuton Orally active 5-LOX inhibitor [111406-87-2]

(2) ApexBio Compounds for ALOX5 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Malotilate Tyrosine kinase inhibitors [59937-28-9]
Zileuton "5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) inhibitor, orally active" [111406-87-2]

(12) HMDB Compounds for ALOX5 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • 18(R)-hydroxyeicosa-5Z,8Z,11E,14Z,16E-pentaenoate
Not Available
5(S)-Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid
  • 5-hydroperoxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoic acid
  • 5(S)-HPETE
Not Available
Arachidonic acid
  • 5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid

(3) IUPHAR Ligand for ALOX5 Gene

Ligand Type Action Affinity Pubmed IDs
zileuton Inhibitor Inhibition
5-LOX activating protein Activator Activation
CJ13610 Inhibitor Inhibition

(144) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for ALOX5 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
leukotriene b4 95.7 151
zileuton 95.7 122
arachidonic acid 94 216
5-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid 92.8 36
mk 886 91.1 44

(1) PharmGKB related drug/compound annotations for ALOX5 Gene

Drug/compound Annotation
montelukast CA
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Transcripts for ALOX5 Gene

Unigene Clusters for ALOX5 Gene

Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ALOX5 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for ALOX5 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ALOX5 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ALOX5 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for ALOX5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (28.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for ALOX5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Lymph node (23.1) and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (17.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for ALOX5 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ALOX5 Gene Hs.89499

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ALOX5 Gene

Orthologs for ALOX5 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for ALOX5 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ALOX5 35
  • 90.11 (n)
  • 91.99 (a)
ALOX5 36
  • 92 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ALOX5 35
  • 90.16 (n)
  • 93.62 (a)
ALOX5 36
  • 93 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Alox5 35
  • 87.88 (n)
  • 93.47 (a)
Alox5 16
Alox5 36
  • 93 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ALOX5 35
  • 97.42 (n)
  • 97.02 (a)
ALOX5 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Alox5 35
  • 86.29 (n)
  • 92.94 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ALOX5 36
  • 90 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ALOX5 36
  • 92 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ALOX5 35
  • 76.85 (n)
  • 83.68 (a)
ALOX5 36
  • 84 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ALOX5 36
  • 80 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia alox5 35
  • 71.07 (n)
  • 78.19 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii alox5a 35
  • 70.18 (n)
  • 74.63 (a)
ALOX5 (1 of 4) 36
  • 58 (a)
alox5a 36
  • 74 (a)
alox5b.2 36
  • 57 (a)
alox5b.3 36
  • 59 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons LOX5 35
  • 44.58 (n)
  • 33.73 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os03g0699700 35
  • 46.5 (n)
  • 34.31 (a)
(Zea mays)
Liliopsida Zm.14487 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 31 (a)
-- 36
  • 38 (a)
-- 36
  • 32 (a)
CSA.6148 36
  • 35 (a)
Species with no ortholog for ALOX5:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for ALOX5 Gene

Gene Tree for ALOX5 (if available)
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Paralogs for ALOX5 Gene

Paralogs for ALOX5 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for ALOX5 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for ALOX5 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ALOX5 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs702365 -- 45,438,883(+) CTCCT(C/G)CCTCC intron-variant
rs702366 -- 45,438,924(+) CTTCT(A/G)GGGTC intron-variant
rs745986 -- 45,383,460(+) CCTTC(A/G)GCTTG intron-variant
rs892689 -- 45,381,856(-) ATTTA(C/G)CCAAG intron-variant
rs892690 -- 45,375,240(-) CCCTC(A/G)CGTCC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ALOX5 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv895105 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv895107 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv466910 CNV Loss 19166990
dgv651n71 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2567160 CNV Deletion 19546169
nsv895110 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2513283 CNV Deletion 19546169

Relevant External Links for ALOX5 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALOX5 Gene

Disorders for ALOX5 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for ALOX5 Gene (152390)

(5) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for ALOX5 Gene

(94) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for ALOX5 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
asthma 72.7 139
inflammation 68.1 100
leukemia basophilic 60.2 13
asthma exercise-induced 59.4 5
ear edema 59.3 4

Relevant External Links for ALOX5

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for ALOX5 Gene

Publications for ALOX5 Gene

  1. Evaluation of the role of conserved His and Met residues among lipoxygenases by site-directed mutagenesis of recombinant human 5- lipoxygenase. (PMID: 1939225) Nguyen T. … Riendeau D. (J. Biol. Chem. 1991) 3 4 23
  2. Arachidonic acid promotes phosphorylation of 5-lipoxygenase at Ser- 271 by MAPK-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2). (PMID: 11844797) Werz O. … Radmark O. (J. Biol. Chem. 2002) 3 4 23
  3. 5-lipoxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein are localized in the nuclear envelope of activated human leukocytes. (PMID: 8245774) Woods J.W. … Singer I.I. (J. Exp. Med. 1993) 3 4 23
  4. Promoter polymorphism in the 5-lipoxygenase (ALOX5) and 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (ALOX5AP) genes and asthma susceptibility in a Caucasian population. (PMID: 12911785) Sayers I. … Holgate S.T. (Clin. Exp. Allergy 2003) 3 23 48
  5. Leukotriene-related gene polymorphisms in ASA-intolerant asthma: an association with a haplotype of 5-lipoxygenase. (PMID: 14749922) Choi J.H. … Shin H.D. (Hum. Genet. 2004) 3 23 48

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