Active resolution of inflammation: No evidence that specialized lipid messengers are involved

Contrary to a concept propagated for almost 30 years, specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators, which our body forms from polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, evidently do not actively stop inflammation. Although such resolvins or lipoxins can be produced under laboratory conditions, it is highly probably that they play no physiological role whatsoever. This is corroborated by a review undertaken by an international research team led by Professor Dieter Steinhilber from Goethe University, Frankfurt. The starting point for this work was experimental findings by the Research Training Group “Resolution of inflammation – Mediators, signalling and therapeutic options” at Goethe University.

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